Daylight savings time

Photo of an Alaskan Redpoll by Greg Lincoln

by Greg Lincoln

Here in Alaska we follow the same Daylight Savings Time schedule as the rest of the country. Our clocks “spring forward” on the second Sunday in March by one hour and then “fall back” again on the first Sunday in November.

When we observe DST in the spring, we get more light in the evening. And in the fall, when clocks are set back an hour, we get more light in the morning.

Hawaii and Arizona are the only two states that do not observe daylight savings time.

Back in 2015, the Alaska Senate passed a bill that would eliminate daylight savings time. It did not get a chance for a vote in the House 

Opponents did not like the bill because of the potential effects on Alaska’s commerce.

Others like daylight savings time in the fall when you get an extra hour to finish up whatever you’re doing, and an extra hour to sleep and catch up on recovering from the previous day.

What do you think?