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.
The campaign bucking a ballot measure to make it harder to amend the Colorado Constitution saddled up at Whitman … more
With Monday marking the first day voters could cast their ballots in person, Democrats around the state have been … more
Money has been flowing into the race for the 3rd Congressional District. … more
Hong Deip Casabona has lived in the United States for more than four decades, but she isn’t a U.S. citizen … more
An 18-wheel truck carrying coffee went off Interstate 70 into a channel of the Colorado River on Sunday. … more
There have been several efforts over the past decade or so to find a way to make it harder to amend … more
There is no shortage of experts who say that raising the state’s minimum wage would either be a good thing or … more
The timing for a measure on the ballot to create open primaries — and a second one to bring back presidential … more
Billed as a diverse group of faith leaders talking about the presidential campaign, a forum discussing issues … more
Rep. Dan Thurlow’s argument that he shouldn’t have been fined for making errors on some of his campaign … more
It’s hard, if not impossible, to find anyone who believes that the nation’s health care system is doing … more
The last time Colorado voters approved new taxes on tobacco products more than a decade ago, sales for cigarettes … more
StarTek Inc. is adding more jobs, a lot more jobs. … more
Facts fight fear, or so say the folks backing a new law that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own … more
During this year’s session of the Colorado Legislature, lawmakers placed two referred measures on the ballot … more
A Washington, D.C.-based GOP super PAC has begun airing a new television ad attacking Gail Schwartz, the 3rd … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper will have a second opportunity this year to name a new judge to the Mesa County District … more
Arriving at a West Star Aviation hangar at Grand Junction Regional Airport to the theme song of the Harrison Ford … more
State Sen. Ellen Roberts, a Durango Republican, has announced that she will resign from her southwest Colorado … more
Ballots for this year’s general election go into the mail today, so voters should expect to get them within a … more