Losing An Hour, Gaining Daylight

As if you weren't already sleep deprived, you'll get an hour less shuteye Saturday night no matter what time you turn out the lights.

At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time, that harbinger of spring, arrives with the promise of longer, light-filled days well into the evening.

Turn that clock ahead -- remember, spring forward -- before heading to bed Saturday night to avoid the panic of rising later than you think.

Not every place makes the switch, though. Hawaii, Arizona outside the Navajo Indian territories, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas stay on standard time, which returns for the rest of us Nov. 4, two days before election time.


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  • by BS Location: ENC on Mar 11, 2012 at 03:29 AM
    Wish we would stop this nonsense as well. There are states that don't have DST and they work just fine.
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      by ncyankee on Mar 11, 2012 at 08:15 AM in reply to BS
      you got that right. never understood the logic of this mess..
  • by m Location: NC on Mar 10, 2012 at 07:22 PM
    I thought Daylight Saving Time start next month.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 at 09:13 PM in reply to m
      You can wait a month to change your clocks if you like.
  • by George B. on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:34 PM
    It's Obama's fault!
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      by Time Bandit on Mar 12, 2012 at 05:19 AM in reply to George B.
      No! It is NOT Obama's fault. Look it up. George W Bush started this earlier time change thing.
  • by yukon on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:02 PM
    after 2oclock tonite lets keep it forever i like more daylight in the evenings
  • by low tech Location: CSA on Mar 10, 2012 at 04:50 PM
    Have radio controlled clocks everywhere nowadays. So, don't care much about the DST change.
  • by Pete Location: Grifton on Mar 10, 2012 at 04:41 PM
    An Indian chief once said only a fool would think if you cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sewed it on to the bottom of the blanket you would have a longer blanket.that sum's it up.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 at 01:42 PM
    Oh daylight savings. Once again you come to annoy. Why have we not quit using this yet? Useless, outdated, unnecessary. We are a 24 hour society now. A 24 hour world no less. Time to stop the insanity.
  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Mar 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM
    NOW that we have Americans in the state assembly, how about we stop this stupid evil dangerous nonsense designed to keep people interrupted and unhappy???? democrats cannot control happy healthy free people- which is the reason they invented daylight savings scam!
  • by Bob on Mar 10, 2012 at 09:49 AM
    You don't gain ANY daylight. The day is the same length tomorrow as it was yesterday (except for the normal lengthening of days in spring). Daylight Saving Time merely forces everybody to get up an hour earlier than they have been. That's all.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 at 09:15 AM
    Instead of being light when I get up now it will be dark, how does that give more daylight?
    • reply
      by Betty on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:35 PM in reply to
      You get extra daylight in the evening, which is great if you have to work until 5 pm every day!
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