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 — Every bill that is introduced into the Colorado Legislature gets what is called a fiscal note. … more
DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper issued his first veto of the 2017 session Friday. … more
DENVER — What the Legislature couldn’t get done last year they appear poised to do easily this session, … more
DENVER — Delta County officials weren’t looking forward to having to comply with a bill going through … more
DENVER — Oil and gas drilling companies would have to give royalty owners more time to decide about having … more
DENVER — Its fate was well known long before the Senate Finance Committee started its work Tuesday. A measure … more
DENVER — A Republican bill to penalize Colorado cities and counties that provide sanctuaries against … more
DENVER — After several years of working on it, legislators from both sides of the political aisle have come … more
DENVER — County commissioners, school board candidates and everyone else running for local offices may see … more
DENVER — A game of chicken is going on in the Colorado Legislature over a measure to help fund transportation … more
DENVER — If voters were allowed to choose more than one candidate for a political office, the winner could … more
DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed several bills into law Tuesday, including one that GOP Sens. Ray Scott … more
DENVER — Nearly every license, fee and penalty charged by Colorado Parks and Wildlife could go up by as much … more
DENVER — It’s only a temporary fix, but a bill approved in the Colorado House on Monday may bring some … more
DENVER — There now is a race for state treasurer. … more
DENVER — It seemed simple enough to some. Hemp is an approved crop in the state of Colorado, so why would … more
DENVER — When the Colorado Legislature approved a bill in 2015 which made getting multiple DUIs a felony, it … more
DENVER — Earlier this month, lawmakers killed a proposed pay raise for court workers because it also would … more
DENVER — It’s a modest proposal, proponents said of a bill Wednesday to change the setback rules for … more
Republicans in the Colorado House questioned the need for two political campaign reform measures that Democrats … more