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 — A program to help prevent teen pregnancies and keep young people in school won approval in a … more
DENVER — A Senate committee approved a measure Thursday that would roll back the renewable energy standard … more
DENVER — A House panel nixed a bill Wednesday to lower late fees on vehicle registrations, but Republican … more
DENVER – A bill to give counties the option of publishing certain public notices in local newspapers or on … more
DENVER — A bill that would allow emergency medical service workers to cross state lines to respond to … more
DENVER — A bill to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives was introduced into the Colorado … more
DENVER — Bills to be made available for remote testimony next week for the first time in the history of the … more
DENVER — The state’s health benefits exchange could have a little more oversight under two bills that … more
DENVER — Mesa County residents have a chance to become guinea pigs for the Colorado Legislature starting in … more
DENVER — Two days after a Republican-controlled Senate committee voted not to continue the state’s Pay … more
The Grand Junction City Council isn’t happy that Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office is asking legislative … more
DENVER — If all goes as Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster hopes, the school’s next capital … more
DENVER — The Colorado Municipal League is concerned over what Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to do with … more
Prohibition … more
DENVER — Freshman Sen. Kerry Donovan thinks she’s found a way to help shield small communities from … more
DENVER — Sen. Ray Scott wants to let county residents decide if the governor should appoint their public … more
DENVER — Senate Democrats are starting to learn what it means to be in the minority for the first time in a … more
DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper offered up some ideas in his State of the State address Thursday that … more
DENVER — Although the bill doesn’t actually mandate anything, Republicans on a Senate committee … more
Fear and loathing … more