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Zoe Schacht

Zoe Schacht

Zoe Schacht is a reporter for Colorado Newsline. In December 2022, she will graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in journalism and a minor in communication. At CU, Zoe was Editor-in-Chief for the CU Independent where she gained a passion for journalism and storytelling.

If Obergefell were overturned, legal same-sex marriage not guaranteed for Coloradans

By: - June 24, 2022

In U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion today to overturn Roe v. Wade, he said the Supreme Court should “correct the error” established in precedents that protect contraception use, same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage. Colorado has a long history of denying same-sex marriage rights. Overturning the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. […]

Colorado drag queen events face online hate and protests, leading to cancellations

By: - June 24, 2022

Colorado drag performer Shirley Delta Blow has performed at countless drag queen story times in and around Denver since 2017, and was looking forward to hosting her latest event at the Denver Botanic Gardens during Pride Month. But the event, scheduled for June 18, was abruptly canceled earlier this month, and an online event listing […]

Boulder files motion to dismiss lawsuit over its camping and tent bans

By: - June 22, 2022

The city of Boulder Friday responded in court to a lawsuit brought by unhoused residents represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado. The suit alleges that the city’s camping and tent bans violate the Colorado Constitution. In the motion, the city defended the bans and requested the Boulder District Court dismiss the case. […]

Tampon shortage shows neglect of menstrual equity issues, Colorado advocates say

By: - June 16, 2022

The shortage that began in January is now affecting nonprofits fighting for menstrual equity.

Boulder’s camping ban leaves unhoused residents no alternatives, plaintiffs say

By: - June 16, 2022

A lack of choices and resources for Boulder’s unhoused community led to plaintiffs participating in a lawsuit against the city.

LGBTQ Coloradans experienced the most mental health strain in the past year, poll finds

By: - June 9, 2022

Many Coloradans report concern for alcohol and drug use, the cost of healthcare and strain on their mental health.

New law will use demographic health data to address inequities

By: - June 3, 2022

A bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday makes Colorado just the sixth state to require the collection of sexual orientation or gender identity data, more commonly known as SOGI data, as part of a broader effort to use demographic health data to address inequities. House Bill 22-1157 requires the Colorado Department […]

Lauren Boebert says “the Left is grooming our kids” over LGBTQ-inclusive flashcards

By: - June 3, 2022

The representative took to twitter the day before Pride Month began to criticize a North Carolina teacher’s use of LGBTQ inclusive flashcards.

‘It’s always our fault’: LGBTQ activists express concern over monkeypox

By: - June 2, 2022

Colorado now has two cases of monkeypox. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that patients infected worldwide are primarily people who identify as men who have sex with men. While the CDC and WHO have also noted that sexuality does not correlate with disease, homophobic responses have […]

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Big investments to address Colorado’s homelessness crisis become law

By: - June 1, 2022

$200 million in federal relief money will fund homelessness resolution, addiction treatment and give tax credits to homeless service providers.

Unhoused Boulder residents sue city over its camping and tent bans

By: - May 27, 2022

After sending multiple letters to the city of Boulder, the ACLU of Colorado is suing the city for its lack of shelter beds and strict camping laws.

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Denver and Boulder schools increase police presence following the Uvalde school shooting

By: - May 27, 2022

During the last days of the school year, some Colorado schools are seeing an increase in security and police presence following the Uvalde school shooting in Texas on Tuesday.  Denver Public Schools will have an increase in police presence for the remainder of the school year that ends June 3. This news comes less than […]