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 — Sen. Steve King is preparing to make his last bid for a aerial firefighting fleet. … more
Will the real Jessica’s Law please stand up. … more
DENVER — Bob Beauprez says he plans to do things a lot differently this time around. … more
DENVER—Bob Beauprez says he plans to do things a lot differently this time around. The former Front Range … more
DENVER — While it’s all very nice that state lawmakers want to increase funding to K-12 education, … more
Embattled state Rep. Jared Wright quit his short-lived bid for re-election to the Colorado House on Saturday. In a … more
Rep. Jared Wright’s withdrawal from his re-election bid for House District 54 won’t change anything. … more
Rep. Jared Wright is dropping out of his race for re-election, and is instead endorsing his GOP opponent, Yeulin … more
First responders would be allowed to offer treatment to the family pet in the course of their jobs, but don’t … more
Colorado soon may follow a handful of other states to create a paint stewardship program under a bill that won … more
Teens under the age of 18 won’t be able to use tanning salons in the state under a bill that won preliminary … more
A Democrat has jumped into the race for House District 55. … more
The Colorado House gave a preliminary nod to a bill Tuesday that would allow homeowner association boards to have a … more
Anyone who drives off after hitting another vehicle and injuring someone would find themselves the subject of … more
Just in case the Colorado Lottery is considering selling scratch-off tickets over the Internet, it may not be for … more
A bill that would negate any federal ownership of private water rights in exchange for a special-use permit won … more
If the newcomer to the race to unseat Rep. Jared Wright in House District 54 plays his cards right, he not only … more
DENVER — A bipartisan group of lawmakers plans to introduce a measure into the Colorado Legislature in the … more
DENVER — Rep. Jared Wright’s leaving his handgun unattended in a House committee room may have raised a … more
DENVER — A bill that would have allowed bail bond issuers to get more business is expected to be watered down … more