Michael Pope

Virginia Public Radio Reporter

Michael Pope is an author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for NPR, the New York Daily News and the Alexandria Gazette Packet. He has a master's degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. He is the author of four books.

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The violence in Charlottesville is prompting people to take a new look at Confederate statues and memorials. What's more, they are taking a second look at the names of highways, schools and bridges.

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Last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville is opening a new conversation about how local governments issue permits for groups to hold marches and rallies.

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The violence that erupted in Charlottesville over the weekend was prompted by the city’s desire to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. That’s a legal battle that’s still unfolding in the courts and it’s far from settled.

As Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe prepares to leave office early next year, he can look to a record of economic development that even some Republicans applaud. But there’s one particular industry that the governor has tapped more than others. 

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Virginia’s largest insurer is pulling out of the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.