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Michael King

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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: From Frontage Road, Texas

Traffic jamming at the Urban Rail Town Hall

News Column, Aug. 28, 2014

Council: Beep Beep!

This week's agenda has plenty to strike sparks and eat up the day and evening

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2014

The Road to 10-1: CLC Endorsements

Local unions' council announces its picks for 10-1

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2014

Farewell – and Welcome – Amy Smith

Longtime staffer retires from full-time duties

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2014

The Road to 10-1: CLC Endorsements

Austin Central Labor Council picks in 10 of 11 city races

News Daily, Aug. 25, 2014 8:00 AM

Point Austin: All Aboard for November

The players have arrived, now for the programs

News Column, Aug. 21, 2014

The Road to 10-1: 78 Candidates!

So many candidates, so little time

News Feature, Aug. 21, 2014

Council: Still a Road Show

Council is deep in budget deliberations

News Feature, Aug. 21, 2014

The Road to 10-1: 52 and Counting

With Monday deadline looming, 80 potential Council candidates

News Daily, Aug. 16, 2014 1:00 PM

Point Austin: August Horribilis

The dog days bring bitter reflections

News Column, Aug. 14, 2014

Council: Where's the Meeting?

Council wanders from room to room

News Feature, Aug. 14, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Filling the Ballot

Official candidates at 29 and counting entering final week

News Daily, Aug. 11, 2014 1:21 PM

Point Austin: More Connected Than Thou

Multimodal objections to a multimodal project

News Column, Aug. 7, 2014

Council: Come as You Are

Council gets back to business with 178 items on the agenda

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2014

The Big Numbers Arrive

City budget staff briefs Council for FY2014-15

News Daily, Aug. 4, 2014 9:00 AM

Point Austin: Questions for Candidates

The answers aren't easy

News Column, Jul. 31, 2014

Council: Welcome Back – to Budget Season

Council's vacation ends

News Feature, Jul. 31, 2014

A Big Texas Unwelcome in Dallas

‘Don’t Mess with Texas, ALEC!’

News Daily, Jul. 29, 2014 5:31 PM

The Road to 10-1: Catching Up

Who’s in, who’s out, who’s who?

News Daily, Jul. 28, 2014 1:45 PM

The Road to 10-1: NAAO Forum, or …

How do you fit three dozen candidates into two hours?

News Daily, Jul. 26, 2014 5:38 PM

Point Austin: All the King's Horses

Moving toward fairness on property taxes

News Column, Jul. 24, 2014

Council: By the Numbers

Summer break is almost over for City Council

News Feature, Jul. 24, 2014

Governor Tough Guy Beats His Chest

Perry sends troops to border for more press coverage

News Daily, Jul. 22, 2014 1:45 PM

Yes, We Have Candidates!

First formal filings land at City Hall

News Daily, Jul. 22, 2014 12:01 PM

The Take on Taxes

Dems host forum on property tax reform

News Daily, Jul. 18, 2014 4:08 PM

The Road to 10-1: Now We Begin

How to fit six dozen candidates into a one-pound newspaper

News Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Mayor

News Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

District 1

News Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

District 4

News Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Downballot

News Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

The Money Race

News Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Point Austin: Drive-By Government

Abbott says Texas doesn't have to disclose companies' chemical stockpiles, but why are these chemicals in our neighborhoods in the first place?

News Column, Jul. 17, 2014

Obama Eats, Bumps, and Leaves

The fist bump heard ’round the world

News Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Fundraising Highlights

First period $$ deadline brings early numbers

News Daily, Jul. 16, 2014 12:33 PM

The Road to 10-1: More to Come

One in, one out, and we’re waiting on $$$

News Daily, Jul. 15, 2014 1:17 PM

Point Austin: The Powers That Be

The UT stalemate is one battle in an education war

News Column, Jul. 10, 2014

Council: Summer Doldrums, Autumn Buzz

City Council has entered its annual summer hiatus, but the election money race has begun

News Feature, Jul. 10, 2014

Graves Prosecutor Under Misconduct Review

The Texas Bar has found 'just cause' to review allegations of prosecutorial misconduct against former D.A. Charles Sebesta Jr. for his 1994 capital prosecution of Anthony Graves.

News Feature, Jul. 10, 2014

Graves Prosecutor Under Misconduct Review

Charles Sebesta rejects innocence finding in 1994 prosecution

News Daily, Jul. 7, 2014 12:53 PM

Point Austin: ... And Two Steps Back

Firefighters fulfill threat to contest DOJ decree

News Column, Jul. 3, 2014

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