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.

Fifty years ago, people began abandoning cities for the suburbs of Virginia. Then cities made a comeback and became thriving cultural centers.

Now, the pendulum may be swinging the other way.

(Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

On Capitol Hill, senators are grappling with how to handle allegations of sexual misconduct. But it’s a drama that’s also playing out on the campaign trail.

In the complicated and competitive world of business climate rankings, tax policy plays a big role.  And while Virginia ranks in the middle of the pack accordint to  a new Business Tax Climate analysis, the Commonwealth is losing ground in some areas.

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For decades, colleges and universities in Virginia have used race as a factor in their admissions policies to ensure a diverse student body. Now the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is calling for an end to that practice.

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Virginia Tech is about to launch a series of drones that will take a new and unprecedented role in the recovery from Hurricane Florence.

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