TUCSON - While most of the nation will be turning their clocks forward by one hour this Sunday, Arizonans will not - our state does not recognize Daylight Saving Time.
However, the date is a good reminder to check the batteries in the smoke detectors in your homes to make sure they are working properly.
According to the site "timeanddate.com," Arizona has observed Daylight Saving Time in the past: during both World War I and World War II.
When the Uniform Time Act was passed by Congress in 1966, Arizona observed Daylight Saving Time for one final year, before most of the state switched permanently to Mountain Standard Time.
This Sunday, the other states in this time zone will switch to Mountain Daylight Time, springing forward by one hour. Arizona will remain on Mountain Standard Time, which is the same as Pacific Daylight Time (Pacific Standard Time is one hour behind us.)
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