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Ige Signs Year Long Birth Control Bill

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Women’s rights advocates are applauding a measure signed into law by Governor David Ige. 

Senate bill 2319 makes Hawai‘i the first state to require all public and private insurance providers to issue 12 months of birth control at a time. Currently most women are provided with a year-long prescription, however they are only able to pick up a few months at a time.  The measure allows women to pick up their prescription only once a year.

Planned Parenthood officials say the former practice led to inconsistent use and accounted for almost half of unintended pregnancies. Laurie Field is the Legislative Director of the Hawai‘i branch of “Planned Parenthood Votes”. 

Senate bill 2319 went into effect yesterday.

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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