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November 8, 2022 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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'Congress Is Sleeping on Making Daylight Saving Time Permanent' by Kelly Rissman

Kelly Rissman writes the following for Vanity Fair:

[T]he House has yet to take up the Sunshine Protection Act, which would eliminate the twice-a-year time change; a number of members of Congress have called for action. …

According to a YouGov poll taken in March, 64% of Americans want to stop changing the clocks twice a year. But Congress is more divided, as regional differences complicate the effects; while Southern states would see more daylight with permanent daylight saving time, Northern states might not see the sun until after 9 a.m. in the winter. 

As Congress loses sleep over what to do next, most sleep experts agree that a standard time—not jumping back and forth—is best for our health. Furthermore, a 2020 study showed a spike in fatal traffic accidents in the week after we changed the clocks.

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