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Editorial: Perpetual darkness

A darkness is about to fall upon the land: perpetual Daylight Saving Time.

It’s a wonderful thing to have the longer evenings that DST brings in the spring and summer. It’s not so wonderful that mornings are again plunged into darkness, at least until the days get longer.

But if DST is adopted year-round, that will bring sunrise in our region in December to past 8 a.m. Children would be boarding school buses in pitch black.

Regardless of these circumstances, the U.S. Senate last week passed legislation unanimously to make DST year-round. The measure must still go to the House of Representatives, where anything can happen.

We hope the House refuses to go along. Daylight time for eight months a year is already too much.

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