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Michael King

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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: What We Think of Us

City's "community survey" an annual public selfie

News Column, Feb. 23, 2017

Professors on Climate Change

A letter from 200 professors to the White House signals a broad consensus on global warming

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Richard Moya R.I.P.

The first Mexican-American elected to public office in Travis County was 84

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Tension Mounts at City Council

The dais considers what constitutes “too tall”

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Council: Robert Rules, OK?

Plaza Saltillo inches forward, Capitol views move East, and tears flow

News Daily, Feb. 20, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Living in Emergency

One day at a time in the former republic

News Column, Feb. 16, 2017

LBJ Library Director Steps Down

Mark Updegrove recalls “the greatest honor of my career”

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

Council Preview: Promised Land Use

Austin Oaks, Plaza Saltillo loom large at Thursday meeting

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

Dell Med School Debate Over Use of Funds Continues

Fred Lewis won’t quit HEALTH fight with Travis County

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

Council: Committee on Committees

City Council reorganizes, searches, ponders Saltillo

News Daily, Feb. 13, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: The Whiplash Generation

On trying to maintain humane sanity in a dangerously insane era

News Column, Feb. 9, 2017

Environmental Defenders

Tom "Smitty" Smith's retirement gives way to Adrian Shelley's arrival

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

The Next Steps for Elysium Park

Affordable housing development gets first-reading approval

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

Ready for Solar and Recycling Too

Council approves solar roofs and textile recycling pilot

News Daily, Feb. 6, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Driving the “Austin Bargain”

Mayor Adler's dream of a compromise on housing supply

News Column, Feb. 2, 2017

Farewell, Sue Edwards

The assistant city manager retires after four decades serving Austin

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2017

Council Wrap: State of the City

Austin maintains its relative sanity

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2017

Council: What’ll We Do Without Zim?

First 2017 meeting hints new alignments

News Daily, Jan. 31, 2017 4:30 PM

“Get Signed Up Now!”

Doggett highlights enrollment deadline for Affordable Care Act

News Daily, Jan. 30, 2017 2:00 PM

Austin: “Strong, Unique, and Special”

“State of the City” emphasizes change, permanence, independence

News Daily, Jan. 30, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Slamming the Golden Door

The sheriff, the governor, the president – and the new politics of fear

News Column, Jan. 26, 2017

“Quaker Lobbyist” Visits Austin

Diane Randall plans Austin stop to talk public policy

News Feature, Jan. 26, 2017

Council Roundup: Late Nights, Longer Meetings

Now let’s find a way to get out of meetings earlier

News Feature, Jan. 26, 2017

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

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