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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.

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Reported Deaths: 5116
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Washington41571393
Marion39592504
Clackamas32426376
Lane29856354
Jackson24672350
Deschutes23182185
Umatilla15087180
Linn14488178
Douglas13236286
Josephine10057240
Yamhill9665142
Klamath8979145
Polk813698
Benton605137
Malheur591586
Coos5573106
Columbia423855
Jefferson416865
Lincoln357252
Union336854
Crook330156
Wasco314846
Clatsop258335
Baker217531
Tillamook214345
Hood River211337
Morrow197025
Curry190136
Harney119332
Grant108314
Lake104016
Wallowa74713
Sherman1903
Gilliam1844
Wheeler1141
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Cases: 5061240

Reported Deaths: 74159
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San Diego4047084319
Riverside3849455306
San Bernardino3718825944
Orange3329505675
Sacramento1674002423
Kern1565171781
Fresno1558992246
Santa Clara1511691922
Alameda1246581504
San Joaquin1070001833
Ventura1036461188
Contra Costa1032921045
Stanislaus912991413
Tulare856141082
San Francisco56614669
San Mateo56058629
Monterey52340625
Solano47422356
Santa Barbara47035548
Merced44807664
Sonoma42912412
Placer41881468
Imperial38128769
Kings35038358
San Luis Obispo31294358
Madera26005311
Shasta25917440
Butte25295309
Santa Cruz22028222
Yolo21451257
Marin18342248
El Dorado18166161
Sutter14494181
Napa13372104
Yuba1070088
Tehama10230129
Humboldt10043117
Nevada9914103
Mendocino848894
Lassen792355
San Benito775977
Tuolumne767790
Lake6990110
Amador573766
Siskiyou470954
Glenn455136
Calaveras435685
Del Norte371242
Colusa323519
Inyo254345
Plumas19127
Mono18294
Mariposa156718
Trinity98817
Modoc7475
Unassigned2430
Sierra2170
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