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.


As the campaign season heats up heading into the primary this month, the issue of immigration is at the forefront in many campaigns.

A legal fight over public access to local government is raising new questions about Virginia’s Freedom of Information law.

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Republicans will be heading to the polls June 12 to select a candidate to take on Senator Tim Kaine this fall.

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The historic agreement to expand Medicaid was the centerpiece of the General Assembly session this year. But the recently passed budget has another important attraction — raises for teachers and state employees.

Republican Party of Virginia

New numbers from the Census show an important shift in Virginia, one that might surprise you.