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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This week, yet another insurer pulled out of the marketplace for subsidized health insurance created by the Affordable Care Act. As Michael Pope reports, this announcement has more drastic consequences than the previous ones.

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Virginia may have emerged from the recession, although hourly wage growth in the Commonwealth is lagging far behind the rest of the country. Michael Pope has this look at what the two main candidates for governor would do about it.

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President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will have major consequences to Virginia’s economy. 

Are social media posts public records? That was the question in a recent legal case that could have far reaching consequences for public records in Virginia.

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Virginia may have emerged from the recession, but that doesn’t mean it’s out of the woods yet. New numbers from the federal government show paychecks are still lagging behind.