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Michael Pope

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Pope is an award-winning author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for WAMU, Connection Newspapers, the New York Daily News and the Tallahassee Democrat. A native of Moultrie, Ga., he grew up in Durham, N.C., and graduated high school in Tampa, Fla. He has a master's degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. Pope is the author of Shotgun Justice (2012), Hidden History of Alexandria, D.C. (2011) and Ghosts of Alexandria (2010), all published by History Press in Charleston, S.C.


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Jesse Matthews, the man charged with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, is being indicted on new charges of rape, abduction and attempted capital murder. Police are still waiting on identification of the remains found over the weekend, ...
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What should Fairfax County focus on to fix congestion? Elected officials in Fairfax County are sharply divided over what kind of transit should be the goal for the traffic...
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Charles Severance is now at the Arlington Courthouse awaiting trial. Prosecutors in Alexandria say he murdered three high-profile residents there over the last decade. Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne says he decided to move Severance to avoid any possible conflict of interest. The sheriff says he is close personal friends with a retired judge who is the brother of one of th...
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Kashif Bashir has been charged with attempted capital murder and related counts stemming from a shooting in Feb. 2013. (Alexandria Police) Defense attorneys ...
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School officials in Arlington, Virginia, are considering a proposal to build a new elementary school in the county-owned Thomas Jefferson Park. The plan does not enjoy universal support among members of the neighborhood. The park is a quiet green space near the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Glebe Road that includes a community center, a ball field and tennis courts...
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A majority of Virginia voters approve of President Obama's military campaign against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria, according to a new poll. A recent statewide survey from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University shows 63 percent of voters approve of the strikes against the Islamic State. Only 28 percent disapprove. But voters also ...
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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is putting together a new ethics commission and asking it to come up with concrete proposals on how to improve the state's image in the wake of former Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption conviction. The warning signs have been flashing red for years. Back i...
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Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat John Foust faced each other at a debate in Loudoun County last night in the most hotly-contested congressional race in the region. Comstock portrayed herself as a successor to retiring incumbent Frank Wolf, a longtime mem...
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Members of the Arlington County Board have approved a $26 million contract to start designing and engineering a streetcar on Columbia Pike. After hours of debate and conflict, a deeply divided Arlington County Board awarded the engineering contract to a Nebraska-based firm that has experience designing streetcars systems across the country. The vote was three to two. ...
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Remember "Remember the Titans?" That’s the Disney movie, set at Alexandria's T.C. Williams High School, about a football team that defies racial tension to have a successful season. The real story involves an African-American community that was displaced when city leaders decided to build the school. Lifelong resident Francis Terrell, who lives nearby, recalls the bitterne...
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Former Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is suing a conservative political action committee that he says raised large amounts of money by invoking his name in email solicitations but gave only a pittance to his actual campaign. The lawsuit charges that an Arlington-based political action committee called ...
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The General Assembly is taking no action to expand Virginia's Medicaid program, killing a plan pushed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to expand health insurance coverage to 400,000 Virginians. Following a day of debate that was nasty, brutish and short, the Republican majority killed a compromise effort on a 64 to 33 vote. Democrats complained that the special session was...
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Members of the Virginia General Assembly gaveled into session Thursday to consider expanding Medicaid health insurance to 400,000 Virginians who live in poverty or with disabilities. Expectations are not running high at the Capitol, where Republicans and Democrats remained gridlocked. By the time Republican House Speaker Bill Howell gaveled the House of Delegates ...
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Members of the Virginia General Assembly are gathering in Richmond this morning for a special session to consider expanding Medicaid health insurance for 400,000 Virginians who live in poverty or with disabilities. When lawmakers left the capital earlier this year, they were deadlocked over the issue of expanding Medicaid — one of the key provisions of President Obama's Af...
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A new poll from Christopher Newport University shows widespread support for expanding Medicaid in Virginia as lawmakers prepare to meet for a special session in Richmond tomorrow. The poll also shows deep skepticism about whether or not the federal government can afford it. The poll shows a solid majority of Virginia voters — 61 percent — support the general idea of expa...
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