The Alaska-United States time zone dispute began in June 2020 when the US Supreme Court ruled that Alaska’s time zone should be changed to be in the Central Time Zone, which is the same as Alaska.
Alaska’s new time zone is the Central Standard Time (CST), which is 8 hours ahead of Alaska’s Central Standard time, which was 7 hours ahead when the Supreme Court ordered Alaska’s clock moved.
But in Alaska, the Supreme court had already ordered the clock moved, which meant that it was only 8 hours behind the UTC.
On July 12, 2020, Alaska’s Supreme Court rejected Alaska’s request to move the clock back to UTC, but the court also refused to reverse the clock move.
That means Alaska’s clocks now move 8 hours to the left of the UTC, meaning Alaska’s current time is 7 hours before Alaska’s UTC.
In 2018, the US Senate approved a resolution to make Alaska’s change permanent.
Alaska and Hawaii also moved to UTC this year, but Hawaii’s clocks still move 1 hour to the right of Alaska.