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By Madeline Coats
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Legislature aims to make daylight saving time permanent in state

 

March 21, 2019



OLYMPIA—Washington residents could vote to make daylight saving time year-round under a bill state senators passed on Tuesday, March 12.

Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5139 was approved in a 46-3 vote, just two days after clocks were set forward. The measure is co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of five senators and was introduced by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. This is the third year in a row Honeyford has pitched the daylight saving bill.

“With the time change, we find there’s more auto accidents, more heart attacks, more strokes and children don’t do as well on tests in sch...



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