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Michael King

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EMAIL MICHAEL KING
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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Point Austin: It Ain’t Just About Trump

This week's marches begin a long and difficult resistance

News Column, Jan. 19, 2017

Council Reconsiders Committee Structure

"We can make the process more efficient and effective”

News Feature, Jan. 19, 2017

Vela Kicks Off

Immigration lawyer formally adds name to foggy HD 46 race

News Daily, Jan. 13, 2017 2:07 PM

Point Austin: Keeping Hope Alive

Obama and Doggett on our renewed responsibilities

News Column, Jan. 12, 2017

City Council Takes a Field Trip

CodeNEXT, off-site workshops push agenda through January

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

Doggett: Keep Hope Alive

Lloyd Doggett on Trump, the future, and the responsibility of citizens

News Daily, Jan. 12, 2017 12:01 AM

Inauguration Highlights and Shadows

New City Council sworn in amid mixed omens

News Daily, Jan. 9, 2017 9:00 AM

Point Austin: The Age of Trump

As D.C. moves backward, cities must lead forward

News Column, Jan. 5, 2017

Travis County Catches a Judicial Break

Feds transfer vacant courthouse to county for probate court

News Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

New City Council, New Battles

10-1 version 1.5 stares down the coming year at City Hall

News Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

Travis County Catches a Judicial Break

Feds transfer vacant courthouse to county for probate court

News Daily, Dec. 29, 2016 1:45 PM

Top 10 Local Political Stories

The city's biggest stories

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Top 10 City Council Stories

The best from this year's dais

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Top 10 Environmental Stories

We've only got one planet

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Pressley vs. Casar: Appeal Rejected

Court affirms decision that failed Council candidate's election challenge was without merit

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Mayor Muses 2017 Goals

"Downtown puzzle," music initiative among his priorities

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Point Austin: Changing of the Guard

The mayor and the next City Council will have plenty to do

News Column, Dec. 22, 2016

The Grove Gets Final Approval

With one PUD approved, attention turns to Austin Oaks

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

Steve Adler’s Year in Review

A lot of little victories, if the mayor may say so himself

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

Public Citizen Tom “Smitty” Smith Looks Back on a Life Well Lived

The man in the white hat's relentless hard work and willed optimism

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Point Austin: Losing Control ... of Your Bladder

The Lege knows what's best for you and your privates

News Column, Dec. 15, 2016

Council: From Kitty Hawk to Hornsby Bend

The Grove, Oaks, and Austin Water in between

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

EPA Raises Questions About Dripping Springs Wastewater

Opinions differ on Onion Creek water standards

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Pizzagate Targets East Side Pies

No charges will be filed in ESP harassment and vandalism incidents

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Point Austin: Down in the Grove

Agreement on latest PUD portends … a little progress?

News Column, Dec. 8, 2016

Council: Not Only the Grove

Does anybody speak Zimmerman-ese?

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Mapping Prop. 1

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Council: Tuesday Work Session … & Then Some

Grove public hearing and briefings extend the working agenda

News Daily, Dec. 6, 2016 7:00 AM

Peace in the Grove?

Opponents & developer hammer out PUD compromise

News Daily, Dec. 4, 2016 6:00 PM

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

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