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Old 03-21-2019, 08:17 AM
 
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There is a growing push to get rid of the biannual time changes in America by making daylight saving time permanent. Florida, California, and Washington State have already passed bills that would make DST permanent. Most of these articles are from just this past week.

Washington state Senate passes bill to make daylight saving time permanent
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/434122-washington-state-senate-passes-bill-to-make-daylight-savings-time

Sen. Patty Murray says she’ll push for daylight saving time year-round
https://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/s...ime-year-round

Sen. Marco Rubio wants Daylight Saving Time year-round for all of US
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/po...-for-all-of-us

Donald Trump supports making daylight saving time permanent
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...nt/3130006002/

No More Clock Changes? California Chooses Year-Round Daylight Saving Time
https://www.governing.com/topics/pol...ings-time.html

(Minnesota) Committee approves permanent spring forward for daylight saving time
https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/se...ly/Story/13783

Utah Legislature passes resolution calling for end to time changes
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/...ving-time.html

N.C. General Assembly bill would make Daylight Saving Time permanent
https://wcti12.com/news/state-news/n...time-permanent

Permanent Daylight Saving in Oregon? 'Hell Yes,' Says Gov.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-sta...l-yes-says-gov
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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California chose (voted to not switch yearly and stay on) DST but it has to get approved by fed, which may not go well. I'm hoping it will.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: BFE
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Don't care which way they go. Make it permanent or drop it all together, but pick one time and stick with it.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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Years ago, the concern was with schoolkids waiting for the bus in the dark. -- perhaps a valid safety issue(?) ... but, if asked, I suspect most parents and children would prefer more outside playtime after school. Likewise, more daylight in the morning does little to help working people? Finally, retirees, tourists, businesses and many others fare better with shopping and other activities when it doesn't get dark by 5 pm. Add me to those in favor of permanent daylight savings time.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Prepperland
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This is the height of stupidity.
The whole reason for "high noon" was that was when the sun was highest in the sky.
Shifting clocks one hour ahead does not "save" daylight.
Why not just shift standard business hours instead of the clocks?
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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Years ago, the concern was with schoolkids waiting for the bus in the dark. -- perhaps a valid safety issue(?) ... but, if asked, I suspect most parents and children would prefer more outside playtime after school.
Kids waiting for the bus in the dark is a legitimate concern. But growing research suggest that school start times are too early in this country to begin with. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that schools should not begin class before 8:30 a.m. The concern that kids are waiting for the bus in darkness should be directed to school districts in this country who are starting classes before 8:30am, and who are not adhering to the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations.
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Old 03-21-2019, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I would like it to stay standard time year round. I like it when it gets dark early and hate it when it stays light late.
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Old 03-21-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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Oh, for the sake of sanity, stop this nonsense. We cannot save daylight no matter what we do to the clocks.

Set the clocks where they're supposed to be and leave them there permanently. This switching back and forth in an attempt to "save daylight" is crazy.
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Old 03-21-2019, 11:14 AM
 
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Anything that gets me more daylight in the evenings is A-OK with me!
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Old 03-21-2019, 11:14 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Sounds good to me.

Or, change the dates when we turn the clock forward and back, to what it originally was: Last Sunday in April, last Sunday in October.

Two dates (almost) exactly six months apart. So the goal of "having the sun rise at approx. the same time, winter or summer" will actually be realized.
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