Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What We Know about Proposals to Change Daylight Saving Time

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What We Know about Proposals to Change Daylight Saving Time

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FOUR FUN FACTS ABOUT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Some lawmakers around the United States are proposing alternatives to daylight saving time, which starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November to make more of the Northern Hemisphere's evening sunlight. As we brace ourselves to lose an hour of sleep this weekend, here is what we know:

WHO STARTED THIS?

The U.S. followed Germany's effort to conserve electricity, establishing both time zones and daylight saving time in 1918. U.S. retailers loved the expanded shopping "Fast Time" enabled, but farmer opposition led to its repeal in 1919. "War Time" returned during World War II, but states and cities chose their own time thereafter until the Uniform Time Act of 1966.

WHAT'S THE ALTERNATIVE? …

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