#Oregon Passes Permanent Daylight Saving Measure; #DST

(NPR) — In order for Oregon's clock to permanently make the change to daylight saving time, all three West Coast states have to make the same decision, @OPB reports.

And they'll also need approval from Congress.

Oregon lawmakers approved a measure on Thursday that could allow the state to adopt daylight saving time year-round.

Staying on permanent daylight saving would mean the sun would rise later during some winter mornings. That would mean lighter evenings, but it could push sunrise past 8:30 a.m. in some parts of the state. That had some people concerned.

Re-setting clocks in the fall and spring started during World War II as a way to reduce power usage. Lauren Dake/@NPR

Source: NPR, full story

 

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