Charles Lane

Senior reporter for Long Island

Charles is a radio reporter, story teller, Excel ninja, database grasshopper and loves to FOIL records. He's worked for NPR, Deutche Welle, Radio Netherlands, Soundprint, Penthouse, the Religion News Service and the Catholic World Report. He's won three SPJ Public Service Awards, a National Murrow and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He once did 8Gs in a stunt plane, caught a 10-foot wave (briefly) and dove 40 meters on a single breath. Charles is extraordinarily friendly so don't hesitate to contact.

Richard Drew / AP

New stress tests are showing how state budgets have never been so exposed to market gyrations. Some pension funds for state workers are so underfunded they face insolvency if the stock market drops.

Evan Vucci / AP

President Donald Trump was on Long Island Wednesday to hold a roundtable discussion on the violent MS-13 gang, and to push his immigration policy.

Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump will be visiting Long Island Wednesday morning for a forum on MS-13. The trip has put law enforcement and local elected officials in the position of having to decide whether or not they want to attend the event. Advocates for immigrants are urging them not to.

David J. Phillip / AP

New York Senator Chuck Schumer was on Long Island Monday advocating for Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, which he calls a much needed safety net.

Carlos Osorio / AP

President Trump signed a bill allowing auto dealers to charge interest rates that critics say are racially biased. The new law rolls back a rule put in place five years ago.

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