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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With six weeks before the Democratic primary, a new poll shows the race for the party’s gubernatorial nomination is a lopsided one.

Republicans are preparing to select their statewide candidates in a May 8th convention. And, they'll be using a new method of selecting winners.


On the campaign trail, education is a hot topic. And, the debate doesn’t just revolve around reopening schools. It's also about what's being taught.


One of the candidates in the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor is dropping out of the race to focus on keeping her current seat in the House of Delegates.

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The debate over curbing gun violence has taken a new urgency in the wake of several recent shootings.

But one Virginia congressman is hoping to make silencers easier to get.