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Daylight savings time begins Sunday on the mainland

By Associated Press & Star-Advertiser staff


For most places on the mainland, it's the weekend to spring ahead for daylight saving time. Most Americans will get an hour less sleep but will gain an hour more of evening sunlight in the coming months.

Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas don't make the switch.

The main impact for us is that the time difference between Hawaii and the mainland increases by an hour. It'll be a six-hour time difference to the East Coast and a three-hour time difference to the West Coast starting Sunday morning.

Officially, the change starts Sunday at 2 a.m., though most people are likely to reset their clocks before going to bed Saturday night.

It's also a good time to put new batteries in warning devices such as smoke detectors and hazard warning radios.

Daylight saving time ends Nov. 3.

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serious wrote:
Anyone wonder if the change in time is a hoax put on by the battery industry? Glad to be in HI--when I lived on the mainland I never knew how many clocks we had in the house and cars!!!
on March 9,2013 | 07:12AM
hanalei395 wrote:
"On the mainland"? Hawai'i is the main land for kamaaina. "On the continent".......sounds better.
on March 9,2013 | 10:27AM
cojef wrote:
You must come from the younger generation. During the period when Hawaii was a territory, kamainas referred to the US, as mainland, sometimes as stateside, seldom if ever continent. Continent would include Canada, and that could have ee n the reason. Was corrected by my classmate, class of '44, Kauai High School, when i reference that I lived stateside, she corrected me by saying we are a State too. Much to my chagrin, have never used the stateside again, at least when speaking to her.
on March 9,2013 | 11:33AM
hanalei395 wrote:
"Stateside", which means, the other states on the continent. (P.S. , I'm NOT from the "younger generation").
on March 9,2013 | 03:45PM
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