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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Suicide rates are on the rise in Virginia, especially among women.

Lawmakers are trying to figure out ways to reverse the trend.

Just as the summertime temperatures are rising, so is the heat of the summertime campaign season.

This weekend candidates for the United States Senate will meet at the Virginia Bar Association's annual meeting for their first debate.


Is the United States Navy prepared to accomplish all the tasks the federal government is asking of it?

One Virginia congressman says no and he’d like to see some changes.

Voters are a few months away from the midterm elections.

But do they feel confident that their votes will count?

The Republican Party is sharply divided over its controversial candidate for U. S. Senate.

But the Democrats are also divided.  Political observers say some Democrats in the House of Delegates are staging an insurgency.