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Michael King

Staff Writer

TWITTER: @PointAustin

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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Point Austin: Hours to Burn

When they promote you to "supervisor," their hands are in your pocket

News Column, Dec. 1, 2016

Council: Race to the Finish

A light list of Items as two PUD discussions loom

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

UT Faculty Finds Itself on Conservative Watch List

Watch what you say

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

Under a Texas Rock

Donald Trump got his ideas about voter fraud from where?

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

Fred Lewis, Friends of “the Poor” Go to War on Central Health

Is there a doctor in the house?

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

Point Austin: What’s Past and What’s Present

Capitol events provide a snapshot of current predicaments

News Column, Nov. 23, 2016

Council: Here Comes CodeNEXT … Eventually

Office pool projections start at spring of 2018

News Feature, Nov. 23, 2016

Local Wonks Austin Monitor Reach a New Partnership

Charitable monitoring

News Feature, Nov. 23, 2016

AMA Calls for a Nationwide Ban on Coal Tar Sealants

American Medical Association seals the deal

News Feature, Nov. 23, 2016

Fake News Story Originates in Austin

See how easy it is to report fake news?

News Feature, Nov. 23, 2016

Point Austin: Circle the Firing Squad

When you look for villains, look in the right direction

News Column, Nov. 17, 2016

Council: Pilots, Roses, and Champions

Marathon days of zoning are soon over

News Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

Election Notes: After the Fall

The fun continues through the Dec. 13 run-off

News Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

Prop 1: Austin Chooses to Move

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

District 4: Very Mixed Emotions

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

Travis County Commissioners Court: New and Old

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

Election Notes

Emptying out the dregs from this election

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

Point Austin: Dark Thoughts on a Dark Day

What will Trump do? Watch what he's done.

News Column, Nov. 10, 2016

Council: No Rest for the Weary

Zoning debates dominate the meeting that nearly never was

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

You Don’t Miss Your Water … ’Til It Turns Green

Council hears Onion Creek wastewater future … and El Gato Negro

News Daily, Nov. 7, 2016 9:00 AM

Point Austin: Only a Few More Days

The campaigns last forever, and the battles never end

News Column, Nov. 3, 2016

Council: From Trash to Treasure

Dripping Springs wants to dump its wastewater where?

News Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

This companion to Wright's The Looming Tower offers more insight into the radical transformation of the Middle East

Arts Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

The Grove PUD: Is Mediation Helping?

Depends on whom you ask …

News Daily, Oct. 31, 2016 2:00 PM

The Odds on Mayor Adler’s $720 Million Mobility Bond

Is the plan just daring enough to work?

News Feature, Oct. 27, 2016

Point Austin: Let Us Begin

The transportation bond represents useful and necessary progress

News Column, Oct. 27, 2016

Election Notes

District 6, mobility fits, and complaints of campaign thrift

News Feature, Oct. 27, 2016

Point Austin: Your Vote Is Your Voice

Austin prides itself on civic engagement: It's time to prove it

News Column, Oct. 20, 2016

Council: Feelin’ Grove-y

All PUDs all the time at City Hall

News Feature, Oct. 20, 2016

Election Notes

More than 713,000 registered voters need to know what's going on

News Feature, Oct. 20, 2016

Council: Freedom From Fear

Council joins national defense of Muslims and immigrants

News Daily, Oct. 17, 2016 9:00 AM

Point Austin: American Horror Story

What can you say when you can't say "It's Only a Movie"?

News Column, Oct. 13, 2016

Groping Women, Ducking Questions, Fighting Lightweights, Bashing Bonds

Election notes from the city, state, country, and beyond

News Feature, Oct. 13, 2016

Council: Save the Coyotes!

A morning on wild, wild life, an afternoon on workers’ rights

News Daily, Oct. 10, 2016 9:00 AM

Point Austin: All Grove All the Time

In Austin's housing toolbox, all we've got are hammers

News Column, Oct. 6, 2016

Council: Coyotes, Garages, and Manure

Old zoning cases never die; they just reincarnate as amendments

News Feature, Oct. 6, 2016

Election Notes

Mobility Bond woes, Margaret Moore hires staff, and other stories from the campaign trail

News Feature, Oct. 6, 2016

Point Austin: Vote Your Brain

In a crazy political year, the choices for sane voters should be obvious

News Column, Sep. 29, 2016

Council: Next Stop, ACL Fest

Even the Dais Denizens have to take a break every once in a while

News Feature, Sep. 29, 2016

Tom “Smitty” Smith Announces Retirement

Public Citizen director to remain during search for new director

News Daily, Sep. 20, 2016 10:00 AM

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