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 bill designed to modernize Colorado’s procurement code will be helpful to private businesses … more
DENVER — It didn’t matter that Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg tightened his measure to go after only the more … more
DENVER — Coloradans would get to vote on how they want state lawmakers to calculate the revenue cap mandated … more
Tampering with oil or gas drilling equipment would become a felony under a bill the Colorado Senate is … more
The Colorado Legislature is considering a bill designed to help save money when the state conducts elections. … more
Help is on the way for animals and small children locked in overheated cars under a bill that won unanimous … more
Three years ago, the Colorado Legislature approved a package of bills designed to improve broadband in all parts of … more
The governing board of the state’s largest public employee retirement system should have more younger members … more
For the past 100 years, it’s been considered a trade secret when a business violates provisions of the … more
Colorado has more than half a million foreign-born residents who contribute billions of dollars to the economy, … more
Colorado residents soon could get more details about the power they use and how much money they are paying for it … more
DENVER — When Rep. Dan Thurlow was a freshman in the Colorado Legislature, he made a simple mistake on his … more
DENVER — Rep. Dan Thurlow says he’s trying to do whatever he can to honor the much-supported … more
DENVER — It’s one thing to allow non-citizens help defend the United States outside of the country, but … more
DENVER — Even if the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority had not erred in its initial grant application … more
DENVER — It shouldn’t matter what Rep. Dave Williams’ ethnic background is, even at a time when … more
DENVER — Counties that have created their own special districts to dole out federal mineral lease money would … more
DENVER — For the third time in as many years, a Western Slope Democrat couldn’t get Republican leaders … more
DENVER — It’s become known as the tampon tax. … more
DENVER — Law enforcement officers in Colorado would have to be U.S. citizens in order to stay in their jobs … more