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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.

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Our City, Our Headache

Uber and Lyft's temper tantrum leaves Austin to clean up the mess

News Feature, May. 12, 2016

Point Austin: Victory Lap

Voters respond to corporate bullying

News Column, May. 12, 2016

Council: Meet Your Waterloo

News Feature, May. 12, 2016

Slinging Mud: Sampson vs. Travillion

In response to challenger Arthur Sampson's attacks, Travis County Commissioner front-runner Jeff Travillion joked, "I'm surprised to learn what a bad person I am."

News Feature, May. 12, 2016

Point Austin: How Much Money Is Too Much?

As Uber and Lyft's millions flood, Austin voters may have had enough of Prop 1

News Column, May. 5, 2016

Council: What Drought?

Zimmerman and Troxclair take on water restrictions

News Feature, May. 5, 2016

Money Doesn’t Talk, It Swears

Uber and Lyft spending $8 million-plus to sell Proposition 1

News Daily, Apr. 30, 2016 6:00 PM

Point Austin: Unlearned History

Vietnam War Summit raises ghosts and questions

News Column, Apr. 28, 2016

City Budget Preview Remains Strong, With Notes of Caution

Good times continue?

News Feature, Apr. 28, 2016

More Strong-Arming From Uber and Lyft

President of U.S. Chamber tries to undermine U.S. “Smart City” grant

News Daily, Apr. 24, 2016 10:00 AM

Point Austin: A Modest Proposition

How much misinformation can you buy for $2 million?

News Column, Apr. 21, 2016

Where the Money Goes

Uber & Lyft spending freely on Prop. 1 campaign

News Daily, Apr. 15, 2016 8:00 AM

Leffingwell Shares the Ride

Former mayor now chair of “Ridesharing Works” campaign

News Daily, Apr. 12, 2016 8:00 AM

Ken Herman —30—

News Feature, Mar. 31, 2016

Mars Needs Shock Jocks?

News Feature, Mar. 31, 2016

Learning From Our Mistakes

Free, but not exonerated, Fran and Dan Keller are the victims of a continuing injustice

News Feature, Mar. 10, 2016

Point Austin: Primary Thoughts

For your consideration as you enter the voting booth

News Column, Feb. 25, 2016

State of the City 2016

Mayor Steve Adler declares Austin “prosperous, strong … and cool”

News Daily, Feb. 19, 2016 9:00 AM

Point Austin: Let the Battle Begin

We didn't ask for this fight, but Uber and Lyft have bought it

News Column, Feb. 18, 2016

Council: Gasping for Air

Mayor Adler's search for a solution to the Uber/Lyft referendum fails

News Feature, Feb. 18, 2016

Put This in Your PUD and Smoke It!

While the mayor backs the Pilot Knob PUD, the rest of the dais express hesitation

News Feature, Feb. 11, 2016

Who’s in the Pilot House?

Backlash against affordable housing deal spurs mayoral response

News Daily, Feb. 9, 2016 7:00 AM

Final Kickoff for County Commissioner

Hoskins officially begins hunt for Precinct 1 seat

News Daily, Feb. 5, 2016 7:00 PM

Point Austin: Sign Right Here

TNC petition and Kitchen recall election recipes for pointless public expense, voter cynicism, and lousy government

News Column, Feb. 4, 2016

Council: Like a Room Without a Roof

Council takes on PUD rules and hear late-night STR testimony

News Feature, Feb. 4, 2016

Council: Incompatible Binaries

TNC debate still sucking all the available oxygen

News Daily, Feb. 2, 2016 2:45 PM

Point Austin: On the Endorsement Carousel

The Chronicle begins its endorsements process

News Column, Jan. 28, 2016

Council: Let's Face the Music

Ring in the New Year with a marathon Council meeting

News Feature, Jan. 28, 2016

TNCs and … a Buncha Other Stuff

City Council prepares for another marathon

News Daily, Jan. 26, 2016 3:15 PM

Point Austin: Thumbs Up or Down?

Will bowing to Uber and Lyft set a bad precedent for city government?

News Column, Jan. 21, 2016

Council: "Sharing" Showdown Arrives

Plenty of contentious business for the first Council meeting of the year

News Feature, Jan. 21, 2016

All This and TNC’s Too!

First 2016 Council meeting promises plenty of action

News Daily, Jan. 19, 2016 9:00 AM

Marc Hoskins Enters the Precinct 1 Race

Consultant joins Dem primary for Commissioners Court

News Daily, Jan. 15, 2016 9:30 AM

Point Austin: In Defense of the Public Square

We need to keep rejecting publicly the preposterous notion that ubiquitous guns make us safer

News Column, Jan. 14, 2016

Holistic or Hiccup?

Council members ask for money for transit improvements for their districts

News Feature, Jan. 14, 2016

Work in Progress

Council members' transportation projects

News Feature, Jan. 14, 2016

Point Austin: "Is There Anything We Can't Do?"

Reflections on 10-1's rookie year accomplishments

News Column, Jan. 7, 2016

Stow Your Weapons

News Feature, Jan. 7, 2016

Top 10 Local Stories

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

Top 10 Environmental Stories

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

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