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 organizers of a proposed ballot measure to keep Colorado in daylight saving time say they are expected to win … more
A program started more than a decade ago to help prevent major crimes in Colorado schools has been highly … more
It isn’t an attempt to wrestle control of public lands from the federal government as other states are … more
Sickness … more
A bill to allow the Division of Motor Vehicles to keep open five offices that handle driver’s license … more
A 2009 pilot program designed to encourage the use of capturing rooftop rainwater in new developments to augment … more
The sponsors of a bill to create a working group to examine ways to boost the economies of hard-hit areas of the … more
Public trustees would be able to hold foreclosure sales on the Internet under a bill approved in a House committee … more
The Colorado Supreme Court agreed Monday to review a lower court decision from last year that, in part, ruled that … more
DENVER — A massive project to replace the 12-mile Interstate 70 viaduct just north of downtown Denver may not … more
The Colorado Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that puts some guardrails on how private employers … more
Royalty owners of mineral rights that have been banned in certain localities would still be compensated for those … more
The Colorado House and Senate gave final approval to some measures Thursday that aren’t likely to gain a lot … more
Lawmakers often know that their bills face uphill battles if they cost the state money to implement them, but an … more
Motorists who fail to have adequate treads on their tires or carry chains could face tickets and fines under a bill … more
Republicans pulled out all the stops Wednesday, but still couldn’t persuade a Democratic-controlled House … more
A House panel approved a bill Tuesday designed to help the most economically stressed rural areas of the state. … more
Valentine’s Day was made a little extra special on Saturday for folks at several area assisted living … more
Former Sen. Steve King’s legal woes haven’t ended despite his conviction on criminal corruption charges … more
DENVER — Two committees in the Colorado Legislature approved dual bills Wednesday aimed at energy efficiency … more