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Michael King

News Editor

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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We’re Our Own Grandpaws

Thursday Council agenda packed with postponed business

News Daily, Apr. 15, 2014 2:30 PM

UT Faculty Respond to 'Shared Services'

Faculty asks president to withdraw "privatization scheme"

News Daily, Apr. 14, 2014 12:15 PM

City Issues Post-Flood Report

Mixed ‘After-Action’ review by city-county-nonprofit agencies

News Daily, Apr. 13, 2014 4:53 PM

SBOE Votes a Little Ethnicity

Compromise vote locally developed ethnic studies courses

News Daily, Apr. 11, 2014 12:34 PM

Point Austin: Stayed on Freedom

Considering the LBJ legacy

News Column, Apr. 10, 2014

Council: Water Into Whine

With this week's Council late start, what will happen to Citizens Communication?

News Feature, Apr. 10, 2014

Goodman Out, Garza In

Road to 10-1 gets a little more crowded

News Daily, Apr. 8, 2014 1:00 PM

Riley and Tovo Join the Mix

Incumbents enter and 10-1 Races Begin to Take Shape

News Daily, Apr. 7, 2014 9:30 AM

‘Martinez for Austin’ Kicks Off Campaign

Council member opens all-city tour at Barton Springs

News Daily, Apr. 5, 2014 1:30 PM

Point Austin: Small Victories

Whatever the prospects, the tasks remain the same

News Column, Apr. 3, 2014

Council: Spring Bluebonnets, Spring Candidates

The November district Council races continue to rumble into action

News Feature, Apr. 3, 2014

Third Mayoral Candidate – and Jackie Goodman

Former City Council member files in District 2

News Daily, Apr. 2, 2014 9:25 AM

City to Review SXSW

Council directs staff to perform a 'post-event review'

News Daily, Mar. 31, 2014 9:00 AM

All Aboard the Soccer Train!

Major League Soccer and urban rail take city by storm

News Feature, Mar. 27, 2014

Point Austin: Incarceration Nation

The U.S. prison system has exploded beyond all reason

News Column, Mar. 27, 2014

Council: Have Ears, Will Hear

City gets 'Central Corridor Update' from Project Connect

News Feature, Mar. 27, 2014

No More Than a Foursome

Council bumps exemption, buys golf course, squeezes “stealth dorms”

News Daily, Mar. 25, 2014 5:27 PM

Point Austin: Spending the 'Surplus'

If there's money left over, you're doing something wrong

News Column, Mar. 20, 2014

The Road to 10-1: The Winnowing

One mayoral candidate out, another in

News Feature, Mar. 20, 2014

Council: Have We Got Deals for You!

CMs postpone discussion on budget 'surplus'

News Feature, Mar. 20, 2014

Farewell, Jordan Smith

Staffer to join First Look Media

News Feature, Mar. 20, 2014

UPDATE: Laura Says No; Mike Says Yes

Laura Morrison will not run for mayor, Mike Martinez will

News Daily, Mar. 19, 2014 10:45 AM

Farewell, Jordan Smith

Longtime ‘Chronicle’ staffer to join The Intercept

News Daily, Mar. 19, 2014 9:00 AM

Council Delays Any Interim Spending

After some tension, work session postpones budget items

News Daily, Mar. 18, 2014 12:41 PM

Property Tax Angst Starts Early

Council ponders ‘surplus,’ raising exemption – and anti-tax backlash

News Daily, Mar. 17, 2014 5:13 PM

Festival Rap Sheet

APD reports Tyler the Creator ‘riot’ bust, and crash aftermath

News Daily, Mar. 16, 2014 5:13 PM

'Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound'

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2014

'The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz'

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2014

'Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2014

Crash Update from City Press Conference

Driver to be charged with intentional capital murders

News Daily, Mar. 13, 2014 1:30 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound'

South Florida’s ‘Motown’ from Overtown

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2014 1:49 PM

Point Austin: Firefighters in Action

Snowden and allies on the tech side of human rights and personal privacy

News Column, Mar. 12, 2014

Council: Call It Spring Break

Leffingwell's absence makes for a very short meeting

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2014

Greenwald on Politics, Privacy, Journalism

Reporter/editor says bigger Snowden revelations to come

News Daily, Mar. 10, 2014 6:31 PM

Snowden Defends Fourth Amendment

'Would I do it again? The answer is yes.'

News Daily, Mar. 10, 2014 1:00 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz'

Lamenting a death by celebrating a life

SXSW Daily, Mar. 8, 2014 12:34 PM

Fun and Games With Stratfor

APD and DPS collaborated with private 'geopolitical intelligence firm'

News Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

Point Austin: Primarily Texas

Musings on the day after a frozen vote

News Column, Mar. 6, 2014

Defeated Brown Looks Toward November

Judge candidate concedes after long night

News Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

The Long Shots

Ramey Ko: Cheerful to the End

News Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

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