Daylight saving time explained

POSTED: 09:22 AM PDT Nov 04, 2011    UPDATED: 07:59 AM PDT Oct 30, 2015 

Daylight saving time begins this weekend. What's behind the tradition of pushing our clocks ahead each spring and setting them back each autumn?

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Part of the 1918 law also legislated for the observance of daylight saving time nationwide, but that section was repealed and the matter left to local jurisdictions a year later in 1919.


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