By Tom Banse 

Lawmakers propose year-round standard time


January 19, 2022

NW News Network

OLYMPIA — Washington state senators are trying a new gambit to stop the twice-yearly ritual of changing our clocks from standard time to daylight time and back again. A previous effort to move the whole West Coast onto permanent daylight saving time failed to win requisite congressional support. So now, a bipartisan group of state lawmakers is pushing for Pacific Standard Time to be observed year-round.

Ending the practice of springing forward and falling back by sticking to standard time would mean less light in the evening in summer and earlier sunrises. In winter,...

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