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 — Transportation and education would see more funding, and raided severance taxes would be repaid, if … more
DENVER — The state will continue to work on a plan to reduce carbon emissions despite a U.S. Supreme Court … more
DENVER — A bill to prevent new evidence from being presented in groundwater rights appeals got caught in a … more
DENVER — Jon Keyser, a Republican candidate hoping to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in his … more
DENVER — A bill that would have given school districts the option of having an assessment test for … more
A bill designed to protect immigrants from people claiming to be immigration attorneys or experts in immigration … more
Employers would no longer be allowed to have a box on their initial job application forms asking if someone had … more
Making sure the current residents of the Grand Junction Regional Center are taken care of will drive what happens … more
Voters would be able to make their choice for president in a primary election under a bill that is to be introduced … more
Local governments would be allowed to ask oil and gas operators working in their jurisdictions what their … more
Despite saying they wouldn’t accept a pay raise, Mesa County commissioners elected to give themselves and … more
Some Front Range Republicans don’t like the idea of doing a study to see why some parts of the state have … more
The terms “alien” and “illegal alien” will remain in state statutes now that a Senate … more
Schools that use Indian symbols as their official mascots should make sure they are not derogatory to Native … more
DENVER — Former Gov. Bill Owens is trying to block a measure in the Colorado Legislature that would change … more
The race for Senate District 8 got smaller last week when independent candidate Al White decided to drop out. … more
DENVER — A bill to allow Coloradans to go to any pharmacy they choose instead of one designated by their … more
DENVER — Cities, counties and school districts would be subject to the same whistleblower laws that apply to … more
DENVER — Candidates for school boards across the state would have more stringent rules when it comes to … more
DENVER — Vehicles that were once deemed totaled by an insurance company but kept on the roads by their owners … more