Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Gordon Forgey
Gazette Publisher 

Fall back, spring forward


November 7, 2019

Changing clocks every so often may be a thing of the past.

The regular shift from Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time and back again is under scrutiny.

Originally, Daylight Saving Time was initiated to save energy, improve worker productivity and make better use of natural daylight. It was first used in the United States and other parts of the world during World War I. Soon thereafter it was eliminated. Again in World War II it was ordered that clocks be reset for daylight saving.

Then, for a while, regular or standard time was used. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 reestablished Daylight S...

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