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FAIRBANKS - North America's highest peak could be officially named Denali. Fairbanks Rep. Scott Kawasaki filed a House resolution last week, that, if approved, would urge Congress to change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali. The 20,322-foot tall mountain was named for President William McKinley of Ohio, who never set foot in the Alaska territory. The Athabascan word Denali means "The High One." Kawasaki said Alaskans should be able to determine the mountain's name. The recently retired Ohio Rep. Ralph Regula, whose district includes McKinley's hometown, has been blocking legislation in Congress to rename the mountain.
Fairbanks Rep moves to rename Mount McKinley 021809 NEWS 2 Capital City Weekly FAIRBANKS - North America's highest peak could be officially named Denali. Fairbanks Rep. Scott Kawasaki filed a House resolution last week, that, if approved, would urge Congress to change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali. The 20,322-foot tall mountain was named for President William McKinley of Ohio, who never set foot in the Alaska territory. The Athabascan word Denali means "The High One." Kawasaki said Alaskans should be able to determine the mountain's name. The recently retired Ohio Rep. Ralph Regula, whose district includes McKinley's hometown, has been blocking legislation in Congress to rename the mountain.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Story last updated at 2/18/2009 - 10:56 am

Fairbanks Rep moves to rename Mount McKinley

FAIRBANKS - North America's highest peak could be officially named Denali. Fairbanks Rep. Scott Kawasaki filed a House resolution last week, that, if approved, would urge Congress to change the name of Mount McKinley to Denali. The 20,322-foot tall mountain was named for President William McKinley of Ohio, who never set foot in the Alaska territory. The Athabascan word Denali means "The High One." Kawasaki said Alaskans should be able to determine the mountain's name. The recently retired Ohio Rep. Ralph Regula, whose district includes McKinley's hometown, has been blocking legislation in Congress to rename the mountain.


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