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Daylight saving time offers benefits, challenges

05 November 2017

"Most people preferred having the daylight in the morning".

If you have one of the few analog or manual digital clocks left out there, you need to move them back one hour. Hmm. how to spend it, how to spend it? After the war, the U.S. got rid of Daylight Saving Time, but, during WWII, it returned and ended up staying in the U.S. Even so, there are reports that versions of Daylight Saving Time started back in the 1800s.

You could call your mother.

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Kentucky and IL residents will get back the hour of sleep they lost during the spring time change in March.

Turning back the clock Sunday pushes sunrise and sunset back an hour.

Fire officials are also reminding residents that now is a good time to replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

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Prerau said he's surprised these proposals have progressed as far as they have, considering the economic powerhouse in the US northeast, neighbouring New York State, appears uninterested in the scheme. For many years, DST was from the last Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October. This will remain the status quo until March 11, 2018, when clocks will be readjusted once more, this time by "springing forward".

Daylight saving time is not observed by Arizona, Hawaii and four U.S. territories: American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

According to historians, Daylight Saving Time had been used in the United States and many European countries since World War I. It was an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power.

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Daylight saving time offers benefits, challenges