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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.

195 articles in 2003   •   page 1 of 5

Maps, Balls, and Testifying

The testimony gets mighty strange at the re-redistricting trial.

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

Naked City

The feds give their blessing to the new map, though the courts may still object

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

Naked City

A beleaguered Waco charter outfit enters the virtual-school derby.

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

Naked City

AG Greg Abbott -- of all people -- says Texas isn't liable under the federal law.

News Feature, Dec. 26, 2003

What's at Stake?

The federal redistricting trial will reverberate through national politics for years.

News Column, Dec. 26, 2003

Rights and Consequences

The Redistricting trial pits "partisan gerrymandering" against the Voting Rights Act.

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2003

Naked City

Valley Democrats look for a border candidate in the new District 25.

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2003

Naked City

The man behind FreePAC can't find enough conservatives at the Capitol.

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2003

Human Rights Are Indivisible

International Human Rights Day activities in Austin strung together workers' rights, social services, and Texas' awful death penalty.

News Column, Dec. 19, 2003

Here Come the Judges

The federal court takes up the Texas congressional re-redistricting case.

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

Naked City

Steve Wolens and Teel Bivins join the queue exiting the Legislature.

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

Naked City

Texas A&M decides to avoid affirmative action in admissions, raising ire from minority lawmakers.

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

Here We Go Again

The redistricting case resumes: one more battle in a protracted war.

News Column, Dec. 5, 2003

A Mixed Farewell to ACC's Fonté

ACC President Richard Fonté steps down and reflects on his administration and its discontents

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

Naked City

The GOP moderate will leave the Texas Senate after 15 years.

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

Naked City

The State Board of Education may undo "alternative certification" after all.

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

Naked City

The winner of the district's union election is a foregone conclusion

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

Naked City

It's not a pretty picture, says a new Texans for Public Justice report

News Feature, Nov. 28, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

The controversy over tuition deregulation is only the tip of the iceberg.

News Column, Nov. 28, 2003

Boy Scouts and United Way Agree to Disagree

Despite calls for a boycott, local reaction muted to split between United Way and Boy Scouts

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

Naked City

Briefs argue the usual subjects in preparation for next month's trial

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

Naked City

The lite guv gets religion on state college tuition

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

Despite the hopeful numbers, the economic outlook on Main Street remains glum.

News Column, Nov. 21, 2003

SBOE Approves an Evolution in Texas Textbooks

Over loud objections, the State Board of Education voted to approve high school biology textbooks discussing evolution.

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Naked City

The local UW and BSA affiliates part ways over the scouts' anti-gay rules.

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Naked City

The state makes new rules to allow "instant teachers" into Texas schools

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Redistricting Lands in the Feds' Hands

Texas Democrats make their case in court and at the Dept. of Justice

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Naked City

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks sentences Dan Morales to prison -- and counseling

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Naked City

Even GOP reps don't like the burgeoning Northeast Travis waste belt.

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

Bill Bennett sells his virtue for lucre from "virtual charters"

News Column, Nov. 7, 2003

The Redistricting Shuffle Commences

Doggett jumps into the new District 25, Barrientos is peeved; Congressional wannabes find themselves on the new Texas map.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Naked City

San Marcos lawyer beats Garry Mauro to lead party's comeback effort.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

The governor sells social service cuts as "enhancements."

News Column, Oct. 31, 2003

At Home With Capital Punishment

The fourth annual March for a Moratorium surrounds the Capitol.

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

Naked City

Bush's military-intelligence expert -- at war with Satan!

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

Naked City

A handful of candidates contest to replace Molly Beth Malcolm as state Democratic Party chair.

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

The increases in tuition for Texas universities are symptoms of a much larger transformation in public life.

News Column, Oct. 24, 2003

On the Lege

The Democrats file federal lawsuits against the new congressional map.

News Column, Oct. 24, 2003

Naked City

Kucinich comes to Austin on his "formal announcement" tour.

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2003

Naked City

Madame Comptroller gets her back up over HB 7.

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2003

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