Alaska town approves observance of daylight saving time
February 7, 2019
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Residents of a small town in southeast Alaska have voted for the community to observe daylight saving time.
The Metlakatla Indian Community Council authorized the time change last month for the town of about 1,500 people on Annette Island, the Ketchikan Daily News reported last week.
Residents approved the change that aligns the local time with the state’s time zone in a special election in December. The state merged its four time zones into one in 1983, but Metlakatla Mayor Karl Cook said the community opted out.
“We decided as a community not to follow that...