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Michael King

Staff Writer

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.

159 articles in 2013   •   page 1 of 4

Point Austin: The Meanings of 'Affordability'

The new year signals changes in the life of Austin

News Column, Dec. 27, 2013

Very Early Returns: Calling All Council Candidates!

The mayoral and council election season has already started

News Feature, Dec. 27, 2013

Happy Holidays from ALEC

Lobbyists continue program of drafting corporate-supported bills

News Feature, Dec. 27, 2013

Oops! Return to Santa ASAP!

TexPIRG warns parents to remain wary of certain products

News Feature, Dec. 27, 2013

Point Austin: Making Sense of Newtown

A year later, small steps toward changing the gun violence paradigm

News Column, Dec. 19, 2013

Council: Work Done and Happy Holidays!

After 2013 arose such a clatter, Council is settling their brains for a long winter's nap

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2013

Catching Up with City Council

Council enters holiday break bearing a handful of presents

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2013 5:00 PM

Urban Rail: Which Way to Connect?

Project Connect recommends a rail corridor – and transit advocates board opposing trains

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2013

Point Austin: Lehmberg's Scarlet Letter

County Attorney Escamilla has disgraced his office

News Column, Dec. 12, 2013

Lehmberg NOT Removed: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Long list of dignitaries testify in defense of D.A.

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2013

Council: Dem Ol' Railroad Blues

City takes on Project Connect but punts on Auditorium Shores

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2013

UPDATE: Lehmberg Trial Day Two: We're All Drunks

State pursues implication that Lehmberg is an "alcoholic"

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2013 6:38 PM

UPDATE: Lehmberg Trial Day One: She Was Drunk

State attempting to show a pattern of drunkenness and deception

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2013 7:00 AM

Judge Not … Lest Ye Be Not Judged [UPDATED]

Labor begins to move on 2014 endorsements

News Daily, Dec. 7, 2013 10:00 PM

Point Austin: A Taste of Freedom

Thanks to those who fought for justice – the fight continues

News Column, Dec. 5, 2013

Council Preview: Only Reconnect

Agenda weighed down with zoning

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Lehmberg's Next Ordeal: Too Drunk to D.A.?

Civil hearing to remove Lehmberg begins Monday

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Point Austin: Help the Hungry

Give thanks, give money, raise your voice

News Column, Nov. 27, 2013

Council: Eat Your Vegetables!

Both sides of urban farm debate declare victory

News Feature, Nov. 27, 2013

Writers on Kennedy

What we think about when we think about JFK

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Point Austin: Reflections on Assassination

Trying to find some wisdom on a grim anniversary

News Column, Nov. 21, 2013

City Council: Tasers "R" Us!

Council returns with a bursting agenda

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Point Austin: It's a Map, Not a Revolution

We have districts – we'll still need citizens and community

News Column, Nov. 14, 2013

Council: Isn't That Special?

City punts on special events ordinance

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

No Need for Election Detox

County Judge primary campaign begins to bubble

News Daily, Nov. 10, 2013 6:00 PM

Saturday Flood Damage Assistance Update

Latest City of Austin communication on flood aftermath

News Daily, Nov. 9, 2013 4:07 PM

Point Austin: Lessons on the Wind

Random speculations on the returns

News Column, Nov. 7, 2013

CAMPO & Climate Politics

Austin reps and mayor split on 2040 Plan vision statement

News Daily, Nov. 3, 2013 4:02 PM

Early Voting Not High Water

At 5.6%, EV turnout not exactly a flood

News Daily, Nov. 2, 2013 1:00 PM

City Updates Flood Aid Info

Donations should go to Red Cross, food and clothing elsewhere

News Daily, Nov. 2, 2013 12:18 PM

Fifth Circuit Stays Yeakel Ruling

Court of Appeals says HB 2 abortion restrictions go forward

News Daily, Oct. 31, 2013 7:53 PM

Point Austin: A Sense of History

By the way, there's an election, and it's your choice

News Column, Oct. 31, 2013

Council: Imagine Comprehensively

Zoning and proclaimations crowd next week's agenda

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2013

Council: New Matrix for Economic Incentives

Adds wage standards to construction & development agreements

News Daily, Oct. 28, 2013 4:00 PM

Point Austin: The Fun Begins

The city redistricting simmer reaches the boiling point

News Column, Oct. 24, 2013

City Council: Bad Apples

Council wades through the Red River Cultural District

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2013

Lehmberg Suit Punted to Judge

DWI case takes another turn

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2013

Point Austin: What's at Stake

Health care is just the hostage to a fanatical attack on democracy

News Column, Oct. 17, 2013

Council: Grow Your Own!

Urban farms, impact fees, special events, and more

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2013

Point Austin: When the Well Runs Dry

While our leaders fiddle a manufactured crisis, the land is burning

News Column, Oct. 10, 2013

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