Charles covers state and local politics and the Colorado Legislature.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado in 1986.
Charles has worked in newspapers across Colorado and in a handful of other states since graduating from college, but has covered politics and the Legislature in Colorado since 1997, working at the State Capitol Building in Denver for various daily newspapers in the state. Now he lives in Grand Junction, but still goes to Denver during the legislative session.
Charles is an unaffiliated voter who has never been registered in a political party since he became eligible to vote.
DENVER — Mesa County residents have a chance to become guinea pigs for the Colorado Legislature starting in … more
The Grand Junction City Council isn’t happy that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office is asking legislative … more
DENVER — Two days after a Republican-controlled Senate committee voted not to continue the state’s Pay … more
DENVER — If all goes as Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster hopes, the school’s next capital … more
DENVER — The Colorado Municipal League is concerned over what Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to do with … more
Prohibition … more
DENVER — Freshman Sen. Kerry Donovan thinks she’s found a way to help shield small communities from … more
DENVER — Sen. Ray Scott wants to let county residents decide if the governor should appoint their public … more
DENVER — Senate Democrats are starting to learn what it means to be in the minority for the first time in a … more
DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper offered up some ideas in his State of the State address Thursday that … more
DENVER — Although the bill doesn’t actually mandate anything, Republicans on a Senate committee … more
Fear and loathing … more
DENVER — When Gov. John Hickenlooper first was sworn into office four years ago, the temperature was much … more
DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper wasn’t the only person to be sworn in to office on Tuesday. … more
Colorado health care officials are about to try something bold. … more
DENVER — Whether Coloradans will be given a tax refund under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights this year is … more
DENVER — Republicans took control of the Colorado Senate for the first time since 2003, while Democrats … more
DENVER — Lawmakers introduced more than 100 bills on the first day of the 2015 session, including some that … more
DENVER — The Colorado Legislature’s Capital Development Committee on Tuesday approved giving the Ute … more
DENVER — Rural Colorado needs some love. … more