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 — Rep. Dan Thurlow says he’s trying to do whatever he can to honor the much-supported … more
DENVER — It’s one thing to allow non-citizens help defend the United States outside of the country, but … more
DENVER — Even if the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority had not erred in its initial grant application … more
DENVER — It shouldn’t matter what Rep. Dave Williams’ ethnic background is, even at a time when … more
DENVER — Counties that have created their own special districts to dole out federal mineral lease money would … more
DENVER — For the third time in as many years, a Western Slope Democrat couldn’t get Republican leaders … more
DENVER — It’s become known as the tampon tax. … more
DENVER — Law enforcement officers in Colorado would have to be U.S. citizens in order to stay in their jobs … more
DENVER — Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton is on a one-man mission to reform the state’s largest … more
DENVER — A year ago, two Western Slope lawmakers went up against a former governor and lost. … more
DENVER — Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has approved Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Health … more
DENVER — Abuses by law enforcement of civil forfeiture laws elsewhere in the nation have prompted four state … more
DENVER — Discussions so far in the Colorado Legislature this year about putting something onto the fall … more
DENVER — A bill that won approval in a Senate committee Wednesday would back away from Colorado’s … more
DENVER — Employers who want to provide needed housing for their workers in rural parts of the state could … more
DENVER — Colleges and universities would be able to sell alcoholic beverages just about anywhere they like on … more
DENVER — Human trafficking nationwide has nearly doubled in the past five years, and law enforcement in … more
DENVER — There aren’t many on the road, but three-wheeled autocycles soon could be driving among … more
DENVER — They don’t expect to get it through the entire Legislature, but state lawmakers need to talk … more
DENVER — While it doesn’t cover all procedures, a bill to require health care providers to post prices … more