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 — Even though it’s little more than a study now, a measure initially aimed at boosting … more
DENVER — The Colorado Legislature, two former governors and the current governor joined together Monday to … more
DENVER — Bills to protect motorists from identity theft, create an aerial firefighting fleet and increase … more
DENVER — State lawmakers will try once again to place a measure onto the ballot to change the way ballot … more
DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a handful of bills into law Friday, including one that is designed to … more
DENVER — The Colorado House approved a controversial bill Thursday that some Republicans believe is designed … more
DENVER — The Colorado House passed a flurry of measures over the past couple of days before taking off Good … more
DENVER — Even though he turned in thousands more signatures than Tom Tancredo to get onto the GOP primary … more
Former congressman and one-time gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez will be on the June GOP primary ballot. The … more
DENVER— Nick Babiak is getting a real lesson in how a bill becomes a law. … more
A fourth candidate has jumped into the race to replace Rep. Jared Wright in House District 54. … more
BOULDER — Two Republicans, Secretary of State Scott Gessler and former state Sen. Mike Kopp, were the only … more
BOULDER — U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner had little difficulty winning top line in his bid for the U.S. Senate, but … more
BOULDER — It came as no surprise Saturday when Colorado Attorney General John Suthers decided finally to take … more
BOULDER — U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner walked away with it all at today’s Colorado Republican Party state … more
BROOMFIELD — Grand Junction resident David Cox surprised many here Friday when he earned enough delegates at … more
DENVER — Fines appear set to increase for oil and gas companies that violate Colorado law or rules … more
DENVER — Adjunct teachers in the state’s community colleges aren’t being paid what they should … more
DENVER — Lawmakers increased the funding they’re giving to the state’s 178 school districts to … more
DENVER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo has collected enough signatures to appear on the GOP … more