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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Lawmakers are considering a bill to make menstrual products available at all schools in Virginia.

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Press freedom and access to information are issues that might get more traction this year now that Democrats have taken control of the General Assembly.

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Friday is a state holiday, Lee-Jackson Day, honoring Confederate leaders. But, this year may be the last one it’s on the calendar.

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State officials say there are credible threats of violence related to Monday’s gun rights rally in Richmond.

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a temporary state of emergency for the area around the capitol building starting Friday night.  Weapons and firearms will be banned from the area through Tuesday night.

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Democrats in the General Assembly are planning to move forward with a number of bills designed to help workers. But, those efforts will have serious opposition.

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