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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Another time change looms: Nuts!

Written March 7th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The insanity of our semiannual time changes has long been established. No additional proof is needed, but we’ll get it anyway on Sunday.

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End time change? It’s hopeless

Written March 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

  One day into another round of daylight saving time, we might as well admit it: As pointless and destructive as this ritual is in the modern age, we are not going to get rid of it because most people don’t care.


Initiative would ban Oregon PDT

Written November 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

David A. Miles, a resident of Medford, wants to make daylight saving time unconstitutional in Oregon. Good luck to him.


Daylight time again, but why?

Written March 12th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

By now you may have gotten over the effects of the time change last Sunday. And if you were lucky, you didn’t fall victim to the increase in the frequency of traffic crashes that is said to be following the springtime switch. This is what our lawmakers are counting on. They count on us to get over […]


Another reason time change is dumb

Written October 30th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

So you wanted another argument against changing the clocks back to standard time on Sunday morning? Well, the Oregon Liquor Commission has just provided one, though it probably did not mean to.


Leave the time alone!

Written October 27th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Daylight saving time is about to come to an end for the year, so naturally I feel another rant coming on. On Nov. 3 we are supposed to regain the hour we lost last March. But mucking about with the time — why do we do this other than that Congress decided long ago that […]


Time switch may make you sick

Written March 10th, 2013 by

Daylight saving time is here. If we could keep it, I would quit my complaining about it. I’m not against gaining an hour of daylight at the end of the day. What I’m against is the time change twice a year. Judging from the online chatter, lots of you resent the change as well. And […]

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