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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The name Jefferson Davis is slowly being removed from public highways. But the civil war of old names remains an open conflict.


Virginia does not currently have work requirements for people who receive health insurance through Medicaid expansion. But, that might change after a court challenge this fall.

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Marijuana possession is still against the law in Virginia.  But one Northern Virginia prosecutor is taking action to sidestep prosecution for low-level offenders.

Virginia has a well-known reputation as being a state that’s good for business. But what about workers?

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When Congress gets back into session, one bill members will consider was introduced by a freshman House Democrat hoping to protect transgender people who are homeless.