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.

Dozens gathered at the state Capitol Monday to fight for equal rights for women.

They’re continuing a push to make Virginia the final state needed to pass the Equal Rights Amendment and change the U.S. Constitution.  

Tourism is booming in Virginia. And, the forecast for the next decade is also strong.


When can employees take time off? And how much time should they get to leave work? Lawmakers are expected to consider these questions next year, and the results will depend on what happens during this year’s election.

Is the federal government doing enough to protect people with student loans? One Virginia Congressman is seeking action on the issue.

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The senior population in Virginia is about to experience a boom.