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Michael King

Staff Writer

TWITTER: @PointAustin

Staff writer and former news editor Michael King has reported on city and state politics for the Chronicle since 2000. He was educated at Indiana University and Yale, and from 1977 to 1985 taught at UT-Austin. He has been the editor of the Houston Press and The Texas Observer, and has reported and written widely on education, politics, and cultural subjects.

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"Nobody's Right"

Latest Ken Burns documentary to explore all sides of Vietnam War

News Daily, Apr. 27, 2017 7:30 PM

Point Austin: On the Backs of Immigrants

In the war over "sanctuary," the victims are most vulnerable

News Column, Apr. 27, 2017

Council: No Sanctuary for the Weary

Adler tries to wrap his head around Austin's sanctuary city status

News Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

What Is a “Sanctionable City"?

Adler says Sessions and ICE backtrack on deportation sanctions

News Daily, Apr. 25, 2017 2:25 PM

Adler, Mayors to Meet With Sessions

Friday AG letter to “sanctuary cities” raises new alarm

News Daily, Apr. 24, 2017 12:40 PM

Budget, Contracts, and APD

Activists press City Council on police accountability

News Daily, Apr. 24, 2017 8:00 AM

Nancy Pelosi Visits the New Seton

Dem leader and Lloyd Doggett lead roundtable on Obamacare

News Daily, Apr. 20, 2017 3:30 PM

Point Austin: Prisoners of Success

The ever-elusive Austin determination to "manage growth"

News Column, Apr. 20, 2017

Want to Hunt and Blow Shit Up With a Tank?

New York Times insert advertises “Tank & Machine Gun Sampler Package”

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Council: It’s Always Something

This week's City Council, courtesy of CodeNEXT

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Dawn of the Code

CodeNEXT maps released by city staff, presented to Council

News Daily, Apr. 18, 2017 10:15 AM

Housing Blueprint Strategery

City Council works Merck, Housing Plan, Austin Oaks PUD

News Daily, Apr. 17, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: The Way Things Are

Another victory for judicial fairness leads to … more discrimination at the polls

News Column, Apr. 13, 2017

Council: Our House, in the Middle of the Corridor

Council considers strategic housing … again

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Desperately Seeking City Manager

Council to create a City Manager Search Advisory Task Force on Thursday

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Managing Secrets

Council's search for city manager may be confidential ... or not

News Daily, Apr. 10, 2017 9:00 AM

Sounds Like a Plan … or Three

City Council hears reports on Merck, racism, and housing

News Daily, Apr. 10, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Race Matters

The Mayor’s Task Force on racism provides a lengthy to-do list

News Column, Apr. 6, 2017

Austin Against Trump's "Sanctuary City" Order

Austin joins brief supporting lawsuits against Trump "sanctuary city" order

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

In the Name of Innovation

Council considers institutional racism, a suitor for Brackenridge Hospital

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

Merck in Austin?

Pharma firm considers “Innovation” location, Austin city incentives

News Daily, Apr. 3, 2017 8:00 AM

No Sanctuary

Adler, mayors, receive “no clarification” from Homeland Security

News Daily, Mar. 30, 2017 6:00 PM

Point Austin: The Mayor’s Tightrope

Tip-toeing our way toward a consensus on housing supply

News Column, Mar. 30, 2017

Parks Department Implements ID Cards

PARD says "everyone is welcome"

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

Alex Jones Apologizes!

Slander against politicians is one thing; against pizza shop owners, another

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

Council: Mucho Housing Needed

Council braces for the next big number crunch

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

Once More Into the PUD

Council crosses swords over Austin Oaks planned unit development

News Daily, Mar. 27, 2017 8:00 AM

The Future of Health Care?

Dell and Central Health "re-think" the way we provide – and pay for – health care

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Point Austin: Cold as ICE

For Trump, ICE, and Abbott, tyranny and dishonesty go hand-in-hand

News Column, Mar. 23, 2017

How Much Is 97%? AURA and Adler Exchange Notes on CodeNEXT.

Everybody's in transition zones over land use

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Council: A Busy Week at the Lege

City Council and the mayor confront the controlling state

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

SXSW Panel: The War at Home: Trump and the Mainstream Media

How to report and consume news under siege from the White House

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 5:20 PM

Court Rules Texas Congressional Map Discriminates

A federal panel said three districts were mapped to limit minorities

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

SXSW Panel: Covering POTUS: A Conversation With the Failing NYT

Editor Dean Baquet defends NYT's “honorable pursuit of the truth”

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

The Texas Hammer: Gerrymandering

Fragmenting progressive counties

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

The Texas Hammer: Save Our Springs (If They’ll Let Us)

Austin’s environmental values are in perennial conflict with the legislators

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

The Texas Hammer: Ridesharing and TNCs

Need a ride? The Lege will take you for one.

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

Point Austin: A Victory for Travis

Court decision on districts raises possibility for fairer politics

News Column, Mar. 15, 2017

While Council's Away the Mayor Will Play

Council seeks to feast on the good of the land

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

Lege for Sale?

Uber and Lyft splurge on lobby to deregulate themselves

News Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 3:45 PM

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