JUNEAU, Alaska—Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced legislation to rename North America's tallest peak from Mount McKinley to Mount Denali.
This is the latest in a decades-long battle over the name of the mountain, widely referred to as Denali by Alaskans. For years, members of Ohio's congressional delegation have filed measures to retain the name of Mount McKinley; Ohio is the birthplace of President William McKinley. One such measure is also currently pending.
Murkowski says opponents of a name change can continue to refer to the peak as Mount McKinley. She says all that would be changing with her bill is that the Alaskan name for the mountain would become the "technically correct" term for what is an Alaska landmark.