Arizonans don’t touch that dial while most of country changes clocks
PHOENIX – It’s that time again, when Arizonans get to feel smug while most of the country scrambles to reset their clocks.
For those who celebrate, daylight saving time is out and standard time is in this weekend.
But not in most of Arizona, where we have better things to do than try to remember how the microwave clock works.
Hawaii is the only other state that doesn’t observe daylight saving time.
But for the rest of country, clocks get turned back an hour for the change to standard time beginning at 2 a.m. wherever they are Sunday. Come March 12, they’ll change their minds and change the time by an hour in the other direction.
With all that winding and unwinding, Arizonans end up suffering collateral damage, because we have to adjust to the whims of the clock changers.
For example, don’t forget that NFL games will start an hour later for the rest of the season. That means the Cardinals don’t kick off until 2:05 p.m. on Sunday when they host the Seattle Seahawks.
The twice-a-year ritual has led some members of Congress to push to make daylight saving time permanent.
The Senate in March passed a bipartisan bill, named the Sunshine Protection Act, to end the back and forth. The House has not acted on the measure.
Proponents said the idea would have positive effects on public health and the economy and even cut energy consumption.
In Arizona, we say it’s about time!
The Associated Press contributed to this report.