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Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

Editorial: Keep Daylight Savings Time


With only 90-days to conduct the public’s business, we never cease to be amazed at the bills that attract consideration by our state legislators.

In the, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” category comes SB 6 and a companion bill HB 64 that proposes to eliminate daylight savings time in Alaska.


First, it puts Alaska out of sync with the rest of the country, particularly our neighbors in Canada and for S.E. residents, the west coast cities where we conduct much of our business.

Second, public safety would be compromised. We need more daylight in the evening hours of the summe...

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