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.

Members of the General Assembly are considering legislation that would prohibit people from evading gun-control laws by constructing a gun at home.

Virginia lawmakers rejected a bill aimed at cracking down on cyber flashing.

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Lawmakers are considering a bill that would scrap tax credits for the coal industry.

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Democrats are taking a number of steps to make voting more accessible.  That includes a bill to allow voting on Sundays.

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Democrats campaigned on a platform of taking action to crack down on gun violence. Now, they're divided on some of the details.