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.
Yeulin Willett learned a lot in his freshman year in the Colorado Legislature. … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper still is in bill-signing mode, having put his pen to numerous measures approved during the … more
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Gov. John Hickenlooper signed more bills into law on Wednesday, including one aimed at helping the state better … more
Rep. Don Coram wants the Western Slope to get tough when it comes to water. … more
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Carl Stoye is no ordinary Boy Scout. … more
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The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade on Thursday approved giving Colorado Mesa … more
It will take many months before the benefits of a bill signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday will bear … more
The Mesa Valley Community School almost didn’t have a graduating class this year. … more
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This isn’t the end of a journey, Palisade High School Principal Daniel Bollinger told his 2015 graduating … more
Gov. John Hickenlooper will be on the Western Slope over the next few days to sign bills enacted during the 2015 … more
DENVER — This year’s session of the Colorado Legislature addressed some significant issues, but many of … more
DENVER — The final day of the Colorado Legislature saw some last-minute compromises and one game of … more
DENVER — Despite what turned out to be widespread support, it still took somewhat of a Herculean effort to … more
DENVER — As the final day of the 2015 session begins today, lawmakers have a few less contentious measures to … more
DENVER — Colorado voters would be able to see the fiscal impact of any proposed citizen’s initiative … more
DENVER — A bill designed to help rural areas of the state recover from the recent recession as Front Range … more