In the weeks before President Barack Obama’s Monday afternoon arrival in Anchorage, he promised Gov. Bill Walker and Sen. Lisa Murkowski that there would be “no surprises” during his trip.
He didn’t say anything about the day before.
On Sunday, White House staff announced that today the President will announce that the federal government has renamed Mount McKinley to “Denali,” fulfilling a longtime wish of many Alaskans.
Denali, the Athabascan name for the mountain, means “the high one” or “the great one,” and Alaskans have long known it by that name.