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.

Virginia Department of Corrections via AP

Lawmakers may be on the verge of eliminating the death penalty in Virginia.

A bill that expands insurance coverage of abortion services is moving forward in Richmond.


Lawmakers are rejecting an effort to abolish private prisons in Virginia.

Senate of Virginia

After the pandemic is over, schools across Virginia might end up continuing some version of virtual education.

Senate of Virginia Livestream

Lawmakers in the General Assembly are considering a censure of a Republican senator who spoke at the rally that led to the attack on the Capitol.