Senate passes bill to kill daylight saving time

"It’s time to stop shifting back and forth."

 The Alaska Senate passed a bill Wednesday to kill daylight saving time, voting 16-4 to send the measure to the House, Alaska Dispatch News writes.

The bill would exempt Alaska from setting its clocks forward an hour each spring and back in the fall -- meaning that Alaska would be five hours behind the East Coast during portions of the year. But the bill, Senate Bill 6, also asks the U.S. Transportation Department to include at least some of Alaska in the Pacific Time Zone.