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.

Businesses hit hard by the economic crisis are able to apply for small business disaster loans.

Unemployment claims are skyrocketing in Virginia, doubling every day this week.

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Daily life has changed not just at restaurants and gyms. Much of the action in your local courthouse has also been postponed.

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When should governments decide to overlook requirements that they meet in-person and in-public?

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Virginia is in a state of emergency as health officials try to meet the challenge of coronavirus. Does that mean that lawmakers need to return to Richmond?