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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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Email From the Mayor

Adler solicits public support for expanding official staff

News Daily, Feb. 26, 2015 7:00 AM

Point Austin: Desegregating Austin

New report on economic inequality should galvanize action

News Column, Feb. 26, 2015

Council-Manager or Managing Council?

Mayor backs down on private funding of staff, but Council doubts remain

News Feature, Feb. 26, 2015

Casar Returns Fire

Council Member’s legal team responds to Pressley’s election contest

News Daily, Feb. 24, 2015 7:00 AM

Point Austin: Buying a Better Austin

Mayoral foundation could privatize public functions

News Column, Feb. 19, 2015

Council: Hello, I Must Be Going

The new City Council wades into deeper water

News Feature, Feb. 19, 2015

How Did It Get So Late So Soon?

New Council agenda begins to accumulate

News Daily, Feb. 17, 2015 7:00 AM

Laura Pressley: The Beat Goes On

Defeated candidate makes her case at Tres Amigos

News Daily, Feb. 16, 2015 10:00 AM

Point Austin: Putting Out the Fire

Council-brokered agreement at AFD could be a city breakthrough

News Column, Feb. 12, 2015

Election Follies

Pressley contests D4 election, Zimmerman in ethics trouble

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

Council: Only the Strong Survive

Mayor Adler begins to build his administration

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

Mayor Appoints Council Committees

10-1 Council members begin to take their places

News Daily, Feb. 10, 2015 11:47 AM

Council: Digging a Firebreak

Council passes resolution regarding AFD

News Daily, Feb. 9, 2015 10:00 AM

Point Austin: One Last Chance

Council moves to resume firefighter negotiations

News Column, Feb. 5, 2015

Council: Something's Burning

Council wrestles again with AFD hiring

News Feature, Feb. 5, 2015

UPDATE: Pressley Files Election Contest

CM Greg Casar responds to Laura Pressley filing

News Daily, Jan. 30, 2015 4:30 PM

When Is Austin Not “Austin”?

Debate flares over research on Black Austin diaspora

News Daily, Jan. 29, 2015 5:00 PM

Diving Right In

The new 10-1 Council begins to re-invent Austin government

News Feature, Jan. 29, 2015

Point Austin: Reinventing the Wheel

May God bless the new City Council. They're gonna need Her.

News Column, Jan. 29, 2015

Council: Between the Cup and the Lip

The 10-1 Council takes its first agenda

News Feature, Jan. 29, 2015

Point Austin: Perry's Farewell

It's time to say goodbye to the Governor-for-Life

News Column, Jan. 22, 2015

Council: Fire in the Hole

The new Council begins its re-organization

News Feature, Jan. 22, 2015

Pressley Files Her Complaint

Accuses Travis County Clerk of state law violations

News Daily, Jan. 16, 2015 5:00 PM

Point Austin: Welcome Back!

When the Lege is in town, we've learned to expect the worst

News Column, Jan. 15, 2015

Council: Hilton Honeymoon

The new City Council begins its reorganization

News Feature, Jan. 15, 2015

Transportation: Pay As You Go

News Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

Environment: Adaptation and Mitigation

News Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

Point Austin: The Day That 10-1 Began

Pomp, circumstance, and possibility at the new City Hall

News Column, Jan. 8, 2015

Hunting for Housing

Landlord lawsuit and housing research frame housing crisis

News Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

District 4 Results Confirmed

Run-off results confirmed, Pressley unsatisfied

News Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

Pressley Pays Up

City Clerk announces recount on for 11am Tuesday

News Daily, Jan. 5, 2015 6:00 PM

Top 10 Local Stories

The top 10 Austin-area stories

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Top 10 City Council Stories

The big stories of Council's last seven-member year

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Top 10 Environmental Stories

Local environmental news wasn't all bad this year

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Counting Austin's Homeless

Austin nonprofit will contribute to nationwide count

News Daily, Dec. 30, 2014 7:00 AM

Point Austin: In With the New

A fresh-faced City Council gets ready for 2015

News Column, Dec. 23, 2014

Run-Off Recap

The long march to 10-1 is over

News Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

Mayor: Sun Rise, Sun Set

News Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

District 1: Something Different

News Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

D4: Moving Forward

News Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

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