time change

KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

With the stroke of the governor's pen Wednesday, Washington officially became the first West Coast state to ditch the twice-yearly time switch.

But the end of "spring forward-fall back" won't happen until Congress gives the green light to all of the states moving toward year-round daylight saving time.

Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

A measure to adopt daylight saving time all year-round is now one small step away from the Washington governor's desk. The same issue is still chugging along in the Oregon and California legislatures as part of a loosely coordinated movement to dispense with the unpopular ritual of springing forward and falling back.

U.S. Senate Historical Office

According to some Oregon and Washington legislators, it's high time to get rid of the twice-yearly ritual of changing clocks.

Alexander T Carroll / Wikimedia

The sun rose and then quickly set again on a proposal by some state legislators to abolish daylight saving time in Washington state.

Paul Eggert / Wikimedia

Some Oregon and Washington legislators want to end the yearly practice of springing forward and falling back.