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 — Starting this week, the Colorado Legislature will begin debating next year’s proposed $28 … more
DENVER — All motorists traveling Interstate 70 over the mountains would be required to have adequate tires or … more
DENVER — Concerned that the measure may not pass because of its high cost, lawmakers in a House committee … more
DENVER — Some people said a bill in the Colorado Legislature to require fiscal impact statements on proposed … more
Just desserts … more
DENVER — High school concurrent enrollment programs aren’t just for students who want to go to college … more
DENVER — New mothers who are still breast-feeding their infants would be able to get out of jury service … more
DENVER — The Colorado Legislature has entered Bizarro World. … more
The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill repealing a state law that allows employees who work … more
DENVER — The Democratic-controlled Colorado House approved a compromise agreement with the GOP majority in … more
Three-dollar bill … more
DENVER — Taxpayers could see a refund when they file their income tax returns next year for the first time in … more
DENVER — The Colorado Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a water bill that made some Western Slope … more
DENVER — A Senate committee approved a measure Monday that would reduce the amount of time homebuilders must … more
DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Safety is hoping to get legislative approval this session to … more
When Grand Junction lured the Colorado Bureau of Investigation from Montrose in 2006, the city formed the Grand … more
Democrats in the Colorado House gave preliminary approval to a bill Friday requiring local law enforcement and … more
Colorado’s largest public employee pension system has some long term woes that need to be fixed, … more
DENVER — This year’s legislative session probably won’t result in a lot of new laws, and that … more
DENVER — Rep. Dan Thurlow earned a lot of respect from Democrats on Tuesday when he was the only Republican … more