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’s attempt to change to how elected officials are fined for violating minor … more
DENVER — They won’t be taking over the roadways anytime soon, but when there are more driverless … more
DENVER — Expected changes were made to a bill Wednesday to raise sales taxes to pay for road projects, and … more
DENVER — A year after former Grand Valley resident Robert Dewey was exonerated in a murder case that kept him … more
DENVER — The Colorado Senate made a few more tweaks Tuesday to a bill designed to help bring more … more
DENVER — Instead of increasing taxes — as another proposal working its way through the Colorado … more
State economists told legislators Friday that upward momentum in Colorado’s economy means it is doing well, … more
More than 240 years ago, the nation’s founders weren’t sure if, much less how long, the United States … more
DENVER — Democrats in the Colorado Legislature want to make sure that the state plays no part in any effort … more
DENVER — House Democrats want to do something about the influence of money in elections. … more
DENVER — Despite opposition from the state’s largest public employees retirement plan, a House … more
DENVER — Rep. Jim Wilson is hoping he’s found an easy way to help rural parts of the state bring … more
DENVER — While the black market for marijuana sales continues to be something law enforcement focuses on, the … more
DENVER — Whether to place a measure on the fall ballot to raise sales taxes to pay for transportation … more
DENVER — It didn’t take long for opposition to mount in the Colorado Legislature against a proposed … more
DENVER — An expected death in the Colorado Senate of a bill to change the way the state’s revenue cap … more
DENVER — A bill introduced into the Colorado Legislature late Wednesday calls for a measure to be placed on … more
DENVER — A bill to change the way groundwater rights are disputed drew a lot of interest in a House committee … more
DENVER — Though many still aren’t with him, more Republicans in the Colorado House have lined up with … more
DENVER — Some called it a simple cleanup bill, but others said a measure dealing with last year’s law … more