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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Republicans and Democrats are often at each other’s throats at the Capitol. But there is one issue where they are finding agreement: fighting exploitation of seniors.

The new Democratic majorities in the House and Senate are moving forward with a long list of gun control bills.

And the votes are not as party-line as you might imagine. 

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A bill to prevent companies from marketing soy milk and almond milk as “milk” is headed to the Senate floor.

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Lawmakers are considering a bill that would double fines for water-quality violations of companies that build natural gas pipelines.

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Employees of local governments may be on the verge of engaging in collective bargaining.