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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Lawmakers in Richmond are about to place their bets on casino gambling. They'll get a much-anticipated report on Monday.

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Now that the marathon impeachment hearings have been put on hold as members of Congress leave town for a week, members of the Virginia delegation are hearing from their constituents about impeachment.

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The case of former Governor Bob McDonnell might end up playing an important role in the impeachment inquiry now playing out in Washington.

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About a decade ago, Virginia abandoned the estate tax. Now, some are hoping Democrats bring it back.

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As the calendar draws to a close, federal officials in Washington are trying to close out the books. And, that’s creating a whirlwind of jockeying for dollars.