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Daylight saving ban won't be on Oregon's November ballot

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SALEM, OR (AP) -

Oregon's ballot won't include a measure that would end daylight saving time after a petition drive failed to collect enough signatures.

The Capital Press reports that Medford resident David Miles started the petition in November, hoping to abolish the tradition by 2018. He says his 20 volunteers were unable to gather the 117,578 signatures required to get the measure on the November ballot.

He says they had about 1,000 signatures as of Sunday.

Miles says he plans fundraise to hire paid petitioners and renew the effort next year.

Dozens of Oregonians testified in favor of a 2015 bill that would have let voters decide whether to abolish daylight saving in 2021. But lawmakers killed that bill, citing concerns about being out of sync with Washington and California. 

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