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Our opinion: We should make Daylight Savings Time permanent

Our opinion: We should make Daylight Savings Time permanent

"This whole thing about daylight saving time, we have to question what the benefit of it is given that we know there are some risks associated with the change", he said. The clocks go forward one hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday as we spring forward for Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time will end November 5, when we'll set our clocks back one hour.

Daylight savings time was initiated to save energy on artificial lighting and make better use of daylight.

In recent years, the move, which intends to shift more sunlight hours to the evening at the expense of fewer in the morning, has been questioned if it's really needed anymore.

This practice of advancing the clock one hour in spring and back again in fall was instituted in the US during WWI to conserve energy for war resources. The DOT also says that DST is observed for reasons including saving energy, preventing traffic injuries and reducing crime.

This year's annual switch from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time will begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday. According to Section 110 of the act, the U.S. Department of Transportation governs the use of DST the law does not affect the rights of the states and territories that choose not to observe it.

Korea and U.S. begin process to deploy THAAD
The launch appeared to be a protest of joint military drills by South Korea and the US, South Korea's military said. Foreign minister Wang Yi said North Korea and the United States were like two trains racing towards each other.

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend. Since I am normally an early riser, getting adjusted to the lighter sky even earlier in morning is hard for me.

Daylight saving time (make sure you don't add an "s" at the end of "saving") was first used in Germany during World War I as a way to save electricity.

Hawaii also stays on its standard time, meaning the islands will be three hours earlier than Los Angeles for the next half year, instead of two hours.

War Time. On Feb. 9, 1942, Americans set their clocks an hour ahead and kept them there until September 30, 1945.

"A couple of days before hand is having them go to bed slightly earlier so on that Sunday and that Monday and a couple of the days, they will go to bed earlier and their sleep duration will hopefully be about the same", he said. A yearly maintenance check can help reduce your monthly energy bill by up to 15 percent.

Although it was introduced as law in 1918, daylight saving time was repealed in 1919 and didn't make its resurgence until World War II, when it was observed continuously from February 9, 1942, until September 30, 1945, according to the United States Naval Observatory.


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