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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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SXSW Panel: The War at Home: Trump and the Mainstream Media

How to report and consume news under siege from the White House

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 5:20 PM

Court Rules Texas Congressional Map Discriminates

A federal panel said three districts were mapped to limit minorities

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

SXSW Panel: Covering POTUS: A Conversation With the Failing NYT

Editor Dean Baquet defends NYT's “honorable pursuit of the truth”

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

The Texas Hammer: Gerrymandering

Fragmenting progressive counties

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

The Texas Hammer: Save Our Springs (If They’ll Let Us)

Austin’s environmental values are in perennial conflict with the legislators

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

The Texas Hammer: Ridesharing and TNCs

Need a ride? The Lege will take you for one.

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

Point Austin: A Victory for Travis

Court decision on districts raises possibility for fairer politics

News Column, Mar. 15, 2017

While Council's Away the Mayor Will Play

Council seeks to feast on the good of the land

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

Lege for Sale?

Uber and Lyft splurge on lobby to deregulate themselves

News Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 3:45 PM

SXSW Film Review: Bill Nye: Science Guy

TV science-maker is called into battle against willed ignorance

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 2:11 PM

SXSW Panel: Covering POTUS: A Conversation With the Failing NYT

Editor Dean Baquet defends NYT's “honorable pursuit of the truth”

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2017 4:10 PM

Point Austin: Through the Lege Looking-Glass

Alice's tea party was never as mad as the Lege this session

News Column, Mar. 9, 2017

Hold That Wastewater!

Effluent flows could cripple three local endangered species

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Kellers Back in the News

Vanity Fair Confidential airs special on wrongly convicted couple

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Council Considers the True Cost of Saving a Buck

Affordability is in the details

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Bill of the Week: In Memory of Sandra Bland

An effort to ensure in-custody deaths like hers don't happen again

News Column, Mar. 9, 2017

Point Austin: Waxing “Presidential”

Trump delivers the same threats in a more polite package

News Column, Mar. 2, 2017

Austin's Growing Pains

We’ve got “an affordability problem”

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Unsafe Lead Levels Found in Texas Schools

AISD found high levels at two of 66 tested schools

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Council Proposes “Austin Affordability Action Plan”

Looking for ways to balance the budget

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

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

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