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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One Virginia congressman is fighting against the Trump administration’s efforts to limit free or reduced-price lunches in public schools.

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Rural parts of Virginia may have lower average incomes. But that’s only one measure of success.

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Lawmakers will be returning to Richmond for a special session on guns. But will anything happen?

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The shooting in Virginia Beach over the weekend is prompting a familiar discussion about firearms and whether new restrictions are needed.

Virginia’s workforce is losing young people and gaining older people.