Washington State Will Actually Observe Daylight Savings Time- Despite A State Decision Not To

Dated: 11/03/2019

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If you kind of remember that we had some kind of a decision that seemed to make sense last Spring, you are not wrong. So just in case you're wondering. Sunset will happen before 5 pm Monday, regardless.

The Difference an Hour Will Make This Fall 

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Every Hour in the U.S. Housing Market: 

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  • 95 Homes Regain Positive Equity
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Washington lawmakers may have approved permanent Daylight Saving Time last spring, but you will still have to turn your clocks back Nov. 3.

That’s because Washington can't actually do away with standard time unless Congress gives approval. Federal law allows states to opt out of Daylight Saving Time, but it doesn’t allow states to do the opposite. Hawaii and Arizona both operate on standard time year-round.Washington lawmakers may have approved permanent Daylight Saving Time last spring, but you will still have to turn your clocks back Nov. 3.

That’s because Washington can't actually do away with standard time unless Congress gives approval. Federal law allows states to opt out of Daylight Saving Time, but it doesn’t allow states to do the opposite. Hawaii and Arizona both operate on standard time year-round.

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Andrea Semanko

As a northwest native, I have a great understanding of Skagit, Island and Snohomish Counties as to their character and growth potential. Drawing on my personal knowledge of schools, recreational facil....

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