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.
The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of … more
The attorneys general in Nebraska and Oklahoma announced today that they planned to filed a lawsuit in federal … more
Two local men were among 20 people nationwide who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted by President Barack … more
President Barack Obama today granted clemency to 20 individuals, consisting of eight commutations and 12 pardons, … more
The final duty for those candidates for office who lost their races is to decide what to do with any leftover money … more
This year’s elections did more than just give Republicans control of both chambers of Congress. It also swept … more
Great Outdoors Colorado awarded nearly $6.9 million in grants this week, including one to preserve land along the … more
The 2040 statewide transportation plan that the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking public comment on … more
The Colorado Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Monday and left standing a … more
Colorado’s county clerks and the Colorado Office of Information Technology aren’t agreeing with … more
An Aspen woman who said her church tried to “cure” her of lesbianism failed to get a lawsuit against … more
Reeves Brown is leaving as head of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. … more
Two Colorado residents are hoping to keep Colorado on daylight saving time year-round. … more
The Colorado Republican Party had a banner year in 2014, and party chairman Ryan Call wants to see that … more
Family Health West has reorganized some of its operations to better manage the tremendous growth it is … more
Tom Tancredo isn’t happy with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. … more
Peace … more
Two deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fruitvale man Sunday who they initially thought … more
A former Delta County man lost yet another attempt to have his 1988 conviction reversed for sexually assaulting … more
Grand Junction resident Kevin King hasn’t given up on state Sen. Steve King. … more