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The Daylight Saving Debate

Howie Brown adjusts the time on a clock back one hour for the end of day light savings time at Brown's Old Time Clock Shop in Plantation, Florida.
Howie Brown adjusts the time on a clock back one hour for the end of day light savings time at Brown's Old Time Clock Shop in Plantation, Florida.

This weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time… for this year anyway.

But there’s a bill in Congress to make it permanent, which would mean never changing our clocks again.

Nineteen states have already made it clear that they’d make the switch if Congress says okay.  

How did this biannual ritual come about anyway? And what are our other options? 

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Amanda Williams
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