D.C. Bars To Stay Open Late On Start Of Daylight Saving | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

D.C. Bars To Stay Open Late On Start Of Daylight Saving

Play associated audio

The council has passed an emergency bill allowing bars to stay open an extra hour (until 4 a.m.) for the beginning of daylight saving time, March 13.

Some bar owners have complained that they lose money on daylight saving day because they lose an hour of business due to the time change.

Bars hoping to stay open that extra hour will be charged a $100 fee. However, police will be able to block a bar from staying open if it deems it dangerous to do so.

While some on the council questioned why they were taking up this issue and why the measure is an "emergency" -- because daylight saving happens every year -– it still passed by an 11-1 margin.

NPR

Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize

The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.
NPR

When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.
WAMU 88.5

Hello, Goodbye: Pair Of Virginia Delegates Depart After Short Careers In Richmond

Some members of the Virginia's General Assembly are throwing in the towel, deciding against seeking reelection. — and some of them haven't been around for very long.
NPR

Norway Becoming First Country To Eliminate FM Radio

The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.