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.

Last year, voters approved a new commission to draw political boundaries for the General Assembly and Congress. Now, that commission is taking shape.

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Lawmakers are about to begin a new General Assembly session, and resume an ongoing debate over paid sick days.


Lawmakers are about to begin the 2021 session of the General Assembly, and Republicans are not happy about meeting virtually.

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Later this month, lawmakers in Richmond will consider a bill meant to help farm workers.


As public schools are working towards a potential reopening in 2021, lawmakers are taking a look at school nurses.