POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Oct 31, 2010
Millions of Mainlanders gained an extra hour of sleep over the weekend when they set their clocks back and returned to Standard Time.
Of course, it really wasn't a gain at all; they were merely getting back the hour they lost last April when they set their clocks ahead to go on Daylight Saving Time for the summer.
As is its custom, Hawaii left its clocks alone and remained on Standard Time during the summer.
And -- by the look of things today -- it's going to remain that way.
Indications are that Hawaii's Legislature will vote at its next session to keep the State on Standard Time the year round.
One hundred and four out of 125 legislative candidates who replied to a Star-Bulletin poll say they favor keeping the state on Standard Time.
Only eight favor shifting to Daylight Saving Time during the summer months. Thirteen are either undecided or non-committal.
Five-sixths of all the candidates for the State House and Senate submitted replies to 10 questions on matters of public concern submitted by this newspaper. The Daylight Saving Time question was one of them.
Recent Federal legislation will automatically shift all 50 states to "fast time" from the end of April until the end of October each year unless individual state legislatures vote to keep their states on Standard Time. ...
The Daylight Saving Time question is not new to the Islands. It first cropped up in 1933 but the "fast time" experiment lasted only a few weeks.