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 federal judge sentenced a former Western Slope doctor Monday to six months in prison and six … more
DENVER — A federal district judge sentenced former Western Slope doctor Sam Jahani to serve six months in a … more
Two proposed ballot measures were submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on Friday that would allow … more
The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill Friday that would allow local governments to let … more
Hunters, don’t be surprised to see a lot more pink during next year’s hunting season, thanks to a bill … more
A bipartisan group that is looking for ways to change the state’s fiscal policies has filed proposed ballot … more
After nearly five hours of testimony, including from people who are terminally ill and want to end their own lives, … more
The Colorado House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a bill that would bring back the state’s parental … more
Part of a fee that motorists pay to a road and bridge fund is being used for transit projects across Colorado, and … more
Residents in unincorporated areas of counties won’t have the right to place countywide ballot measures on … more
The blizzard that swept through the state over the past few days may have dramatically slowed traffic over the … more
DENVER — They haven’t come in yet, but lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are talking about … more
DENVER — Democratic lawmakers hope to bring pay equity for women and minorities to Colorado with a package of … more
DENVER — State Sen. Ray Scott will not throw his hat into the ring for the GOP nomination for U.S. senator … more
DENVER — A bipartisan coalition of business, civic and political types launched an effort Thursday to oppose … more
DENVER — The nation’s public lands exist for the benefit of everyone, and it seems appropriate that the … more
DENVER — A House committee approved a bill Wednesday to bring back a 2009 law that gave parents the right to … more
DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment hasn’t followed proper procurement … more
DENVER — A bill to create no-fly zones for drones over prisons and airports went down in flames Tuesday at … more
DENVER — Military retirees would be exempt from paying state income taxes on their retirement checks under a … more