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.
A 15-year-old Clifton teen pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday in the shooting death of his best friend, but his … more
Starting Wednesday, a new law will go into effect that will require people in certain jobs to report suspected … more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling upholding same-sex couples’ right to marry had gay rights … more
Mesa, Garfield and Montrose counties will receive the most in federal PILT payments in the state again this year, … more
The state’s largest public employee pension plan saw a 5.7 percent rate of return on its investments last … more
It’s too early to know if a delegation of western Coloradans to a recent business conference in Canada will … more
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State Sen. Ellen Roberts will not seek the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate next year, the Durango Republican … more
Rep. Dan Thurlow was fined $1,080 last week for making errors on his campaign finance reports to the Colorado … more
Nurse anesthetists and physician anesthesiologists have been arguing the wrong legal question all along, the … more
It’s not uncommon for state legislators to find themselves ranked by one special-interest group or another … more
Al White, head of the Colorado Tourism Office and the former state senator whose district included Garfield County, … more
The Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) scored a victory last week in its efforts to boost the amount of … more
Despite calls from the victim and her family that Rodney Eddy go to prison, Mesa County District Judge Valerie … more
The Colorado Court of Appeals made it clear Thursday that government officials cannot withhold information from the … more
After being rebuffed numerous times in an attempt to fix a problem, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office … more
Although there was never any evidence that it happened, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is … more
Dueling reports released Monday showed that while the state’s largest public employee pension system has a … more
Great Outdoors Colorado wants to see more children get outdoors. … more
It’s all finally coming together for the Fruita Consumers Cooperative Association, and its members celebrated … more