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WASHINGTON (AP/WXMI) — It’s time to change time again. Daylight saving time returns this weekend in the United States.

The short-term pain: Lose an hour of sleep Saturday night. The long-term gain: Enjoy more evening light in the months ahead, when the weather warms and you want to be outdoors.

Advance your clocks by 60 minutes before tucking in, so you’re not caught off-guard Sunday morning. For most of the U.S., the change officially starts Sunday at 2 a.m. local time.

You may want to install fresh batteries in smoke detectors and radios, and repeat that when standard time returns Nov. 5.

No time change is observed in Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.

A bill to take Michigan off of Daylight Saving Time has been introduced in Lansing by Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township. His bill would also put the four western counties of the Upper Peninsula in the Eastern Time Zone along with the rest of the state.

Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clark Lake, is taking an online survey that you can vote on by clicking here.

We also want to know what you think. Is the Daylight Saving Time change useful to you anymore?

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4 comments

  • Kevin Rahe

    I think the original reason for DST has become largely moot with the advent of vastly more efficient light bulbs. It can go.

  • Charles BARKEMA

    I refuse to change my clocks this year. DST, or CONGRESSIONAL IDIOT time causes too many health problems, for me and millions of others.I have lost countless jobs due to increased tardiness, increased medical and immune problems, more specifically, Increased depression, increased anger problems, relationship problems, and many more issues.