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    more on daylight savings time
    By Debbie

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    Hmmm, interesting question! I looked up some information in the 2001 World Almanac.Its says that DST was first observed in the U.S. during WWI and then again during WWII. After that, only some states observed it, using whatever beginning and ending date they wanted. In 1966 the U.S. passed a law stating that if you're going to observe it you have to observe it on the federal dates. According to the Almanac, Arizona, Hawaii, the eastern time zone portion of Indiana, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa do not observe DST. The concept of DST is common throughout the world. Canada generally observes DST, but Saskatchewan does not and other communities have the option of exempting themselves. Unfortunately, my resource didn't say why some communities chose not to observe DST.

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