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Bill Might End Daylight Saving Time

Some states are trying to do away with daylight saving time.

Posted: Mar 9, 2019 9:55 AM

NATIONAL -- It's that time of year again. Make sure you set your clocks ahead an hour tonight.

This will actually be the 100th time American's move their clocks forward an hour. The first daylight saving time happened in 1918, during World War 1. It was done to conserve coal.

Some states are trying do away with daylight saving time. Oregon, California and Washington have all introduced bills that would keep each state permanently on daylight saving time.

California asked voters last year if they would support the measure. It passed by a 60% vote. Oregon would still need voter approval if the bill passes and all states will need congressional approval to make the change. However, most people in Arizona and Hawaii already don't change their clocks.

Even though setting your clock ahead one hour brings more sunshine to your day, it also comes at a cost.
One study showed losing that hour of sleep leads to a 25% increase in heart attacks. To avoid sleep deprivation, experts recommend turning in 15 minutes earlier than you normally would Saturday.

Firefighters like to use daylight saving time to remind people to change the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
It's recommended you have smoke alarms on every level of your home. You should also have them outside sleeping areas and inside bedrooms. You should be testing those alarms once a month.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 206777

Reported Deaths: 2754
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40354614
Washington26781248
Marion23425323
Clackamas18925235
Lane13896164
Jackson11535146
Deschutes1001582
Umatilla859387
Linn560380
Yamhill477879
Klamath477678
Polk399356
Douglas387982
Malheur361463
Josephine359872
Benton326422
Jefferson236839
Coos216637
Columbia191929
Union149824
Wasco144330
Lincoln143021
Crook129223
Hood River121933
Morrow115316
Clatsop10559
Baker101115
Curry70811
Tillamook6604
Grant5507
Lake4678
Harney4339
Wallowa1945
Gilliam801
Sherman671
Wheeler351
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3808258

Reported Deaths: 63335
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles124761824454
Riverside3016034627
San Bernardino2992894844
San Diego2817493771
Orange2729225112
Santa Clara1201102188
Kern1107821404
Sacramento1076381731
Fresno1029221724
Alameda895921273
Ventura816381031
San Joaquin746861438
Contra Costa70561813
Stanislaus633871069
Tulare49814849
Monterey43831427
San Mateo42646581
San Francisco37256556
Santa Barbara34596455
Solano33707266
Merced32291478
Sonoma30868317
Imperial28813741
Placer23537299
Kings23189247
San Luis Obispo21421261
Madera16632245
Santa Cruz16235208
Marin14200230
Yolo14156212
Butte12659194
Shasta12630233
El Dorado10371116
Napa1002580
Sutter9656113
Yuba648551
San Benito610963
Lassen578424
Tehama573163
Nevada491075
Humboldt446348
Mendocino432150
Tuolumne420771
Amador373947
Lake356345
Glenn243427
Siskiyou239437
Colusa228418
Calaveras220156
Del Norte14568
Inyo143438
Mono12954
Plumas7366
Modoc5585
Mariposa4657
Trinity4225
Sierra1150
Alpine890
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