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View Poll Results: Should IN, MI, West OH and Louisville, KY move to Central Time?
Yes 33 41.77%
No 46 58.23%
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:31 PM
 
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Because Georgia is economically linked to Florida and North Carolina, which are both mainly in Eastern Time.
Chicago is economically linked with cities and states all up and down the east coast, should it be on eastern too?
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:43 PM
 
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Chicago is economically linked with cities and states all up and down the east coast, should it be on eastern too?
No, that's ridiculous. Georgia at least has direct borders with FL and NC
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Old 06-15-2019, 07:44 PM
 
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Time zone boundaries should snake around metro areas. It makes sense how it is now where, e.g. northwest Indiana is in Central Time because of Chicago.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:21 PM
 
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Nope. Late Sunset > Early Sunrises
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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Chicago is economically linked with cities and states all up and down the east coast, should it be on eastern too?
No, but I would say Chicago is more linked up with Indiana, MI, and WI, so it would make sense for IN and MI to be on the same time zone. I can tell you as a Chicagoan, it's annoying every time I go to IN or MI needing to change my clock.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:26 AM
 
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No, but I would say Chicago is more linked up with Indiana, MI, and WI, so it would make sense for IN and MI to be on the same time zone. I can tell you as a Chicagoan, it's annoying every time I go to IN or MI needing to change my clock.
That's the thing about time zones, there has to be a border somewhere.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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And it has borders with Tennessee and, its longest border, with Alabama.

I agree, Chicago should not be in Eastern time--although it is so far east in Central time that summer sunsets are peculiarly early--at least to someone from the East Coast. I think the question is whether Indiana and Michigan should be in Central time, and if Michigan, all of Michigan? Should Detroit and Toledo be in different time zones? Or should Ohio be divided? Toledo and Cleveland in different time zones? (Or, more acutely, Cincinnati and Cleveland in different zones, and if so, where to put Columbus?) All of Ohio in Central, and therefore put Youngstown in a different time zone than Erie and Pittsburgh? Wheeling in a different time zone than Steubenville?

Which therefore brings me back to the point that I have discussed elsewhere: if all of Ohio is in Central, why not all of Georgia and all of Florida in Central, too, since both of them are west of Ohio? You object to leaving Augusta and Aiken in different time zones, Savannah and Hilton Head in different zones?
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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That's the thing about time zones, there has to be a border somewhere.
Agree, but shouldn't the border for central time be on the eastern side of Michigan/Indiana, where no major/influential city on the national level is? That way the 4 states Chicago is connected economically with would all be on the same time zone.
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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No, but I would say Chicago is more linked up with Indiana, MI, and WI, so it would make sense for IN and MI to be on the same time zone. I can tell you as a Chicagoan, it's annoying every time I go to IN or MI needing to change my clock.
Detroit is linked up with Windsor, Ontario which is in the Eastern Time Zone. It is much more important that Detroit remains in the same timezone with its sister city right across the river than with Chicago - a city 4.5 hours west and 2 states away.
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Nope. Late Sunset > Early Sunrises
This. People are generally up after sunset instead of before sunrises. It's best if peoples waking hours align to when the suns up, so being in a timezone where the times shifted 1 hour later helps people here out. I wish the US would just get rid of daylight savings time and roll on summer time year round though.
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