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.

Is justice equal for youth offenders who find themselves caught up in the court system?  A new report that calls attention to some disparities in the system.

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As the price of housing skyrockets in areas with good schools, children who live in areas with low-cost housing are stuck with low-performing schools.

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Virginia’s population has one of the largest percentages of immigrants in the country. And, they play a key role in the economy of the Commonwealth.

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Virginia's House of Delegates is expected to soon have its first female speaker in its 400-year history, as the chamber's incoming Democrats chose a veteran legislator for the post Saturday.

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Democrats have a long list of agenda items they want to tackle when the next General Assembly gavels into session. But, they are going to have to think carefully about what they want to accomplish and when.