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 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
DENVER — Republicans in the Colorado Senate say a bill to require state agencies to review their rules and … more
DENVER — With virtually no debate, the Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill Monday designed to … more
DENVER — April may be Distracted Driving Awareness Month, but that didn’t stop former Colorado … more
The Tour of the Moon Byway. … more
Now that the Republicans’ first bigwig has entered the race for governor in 2018, it’s a sure bet … more
A bill to fill a hole in the state’s harassment statutes cleared a Senate committee Wednesday. … more