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.
Giddy up. … more
At least for now, there are five candidates on the ballot for the Colorado Republican Party primary on June 28, but … more
Mesa County has landed another new business through the state’s Rural Jump-Start Tax Credit Program, the … more
Sports Authority will close all of its stores nationwide, including the 31 stores it operates in Grand Junction and … more
A Grand Junction man convicted on charges of attempted murder and assault in 2012 won himself a new trial … more
The Colorado Legislature never will be able to address serious funding issues for such big-ticket items as … more
Last summer, Karen Bennett tried to roust her snoring husband, Melvin, from what she thought was a deep sleep, only … more
When Republican and Democratic commissioners from Garfield and Summit counties came to three local state lawmakers … more
The Denver District Attorney’s Office has a new name to include in its investigation of whether GOP senate … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law Monday that Sen. Ray Scott hopes eventually will help all Colorado … more
Several proposed citizens’ initiatives are still trying to make their way onto the fall ballot, including one … more
It’s being called the do-nothing legislative session. … more
DENVER — Colorado’s liquor laws haven’t changed substantially since the days of Al Capone and … more
DENVER — A bill to turn the state’s hospital provider fee program into a state enterprise wasn’t … more
DENVER — Even though it had near universal support outside of the Capitol, Republicans in a Senate committee … more
DENVER — The state is on the hook for refunds to oil and gas companies that could reach into the tens of … more
DENVER — The state’s colleges and universities no longer would have to come before the Colorado … more
DENVER — The Colorado Senate delayed voting on a bill Thursday that would allow Coloradans a choice in what … more
DENVER — Martin Luther King said it best, Rep. Angela Williams, D-Denver, told the Colorado House on … more
DENVER — A greatly altered bill dealing with life-without parole sentences for violent juvenile offenders … more