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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Schools across Virginia may soon have a standard set of rules for how to deal with transgender students.

Michael Pope

Virginia lawmakers have voted to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what's expected to be many contentious gun votes in coming weeks.

Virginia House GOP

Democrats have a long list of gun control measures that they are hoping to pass this year. But Republicans have their own ideas about laws the General Assembly should enact.

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam gave the annual State of the Commonwealth address Wednesday night. He spoke of both fiscal responsibility and progressive goals. 

Michael Pope

Members of the Virginia General Assembly are back in Richmond this week, gaveling in an historic session.