Sen. Jim Honeyford (far left), R-Sunnyside, stands to speak on March 12 on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Olympia as an early advocate of permanent daylight saving time. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

Sen. Jim Honeyford (far left), R-Sunnyside, stands to speak on March 12 on the Senate floor at the Capitol in Olympia as an early advocate of permanent daylight saving time. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

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Federal law allows a switch to permanent standard time, but the reverse requires congressional approval.

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