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.

Campaign-finance numbers show several members of the General Assembly need to play catch up now that the session has ended.

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For many years, young people in Southside and Southwest Virginia have been leaving the area after graduating from college. But, that may not be the case for much longer.

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The US House has approved a bill introduced by a freshman Virginia congressman that could provide a much better window into the intersection between banking and terrorism.

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Lawmakers are influenced by voters on the campaign trail and donors who cut campaign checks.

But there’s another growing influence in Richmond.

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Lawmakers are forbidden from raising money during the General Assembly session, but their opponents are not.

But that might not make for an early advantage.

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