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.


Businesses across Virginia are reopening, although state leaders are at odds over what kind of requirements they should be facing.

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School is out for summer. But what happens when classes start again this fall?

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The count of Virginia’s population this year during the Census is likely to be clouded because of the pandemic.


Several Democrats have already announced their candidacies to run for governor next year, and more may be on the way. But, the excitement is not as prevalent on the Republican side.

The ongoing national debate over policing is raising new questions in Virginia about local government spending on public safety.