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Megan Farmer / KUOW

It's time to fall back again this weekend. You'll get to change your clocks from daylight time to standard time for maybe the last time. More likely though, it won't be the last time as West Coast states and provinces strive to sync their adoption of permanent daylight saving time.

Tom Banse / NW News Network

The movement to “ditch the switch” — the twice-yearly ritual of changing our clocks between daylight and standard time — just got a push from British Columbia, where residents signaled they are keen to join Washington state and Oregon on permanent daylight saving time.

But in California, where the idea is popular too, a new snag cropped up.

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.