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Friday, October 30, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Not on Her Watch: One Woman’s Fight to Change Indiana’s Time Zone"

The intro to a long, long article in Indianapolis Monthly, by Evan West:

It has been 10 years since Indiana adopted Eastern Daylight Time, an issue Hoosiers debated for decades. But as we prepare to ”fall back” this month, a former schoolteacher in Carmel leads a coalition of activists who think we ended up in the wrong time zone—and that children are suffering as a result.
The crux of the Central Time Coalition’s position is this: Because Indiana is the second-westernmost state in the Eastern time zone (after Michigan’s Upper Penninsula), the sun comes up later here than almost anywhere else in the country. As a consequence, many Hoosiers, children in particular, start their day before daylight, which, the coalition argues, adversely impacts public health and safety.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 30, 2015 09:45 AM
Posted to Indiana Government