Alaska senators tell Trump they want mountain’s name to stay

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – One Obama administration action that may be safe under President Donald Trump is the renaming of North America’s tallest peak to Denali.

The Alaska mountain came up during a lengthy conversation that the state’s Republican U.S. senators had with Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in March.

The Alaska Public Radio Network reported that U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan recalled the meeting during a weekend speech to the Alaska Federation of Natives.

He said Trump asked if Sullivan and Sen. Lisa Murkowski thought the name change from Mount McKinley to Denali should be reversed. Sullivan said no, and Trump accepted that.

The state for decades sought to have the mountain recognized as Denali, an Alaska Native word meaning “the high one.”

A Murkowski spokeswoman says the senator considers the matter settled.

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