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Michael King

News Editor

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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Point Austin: Learning From the Election

Elections can be educational ... or not

News Column, Dec. 18, 2014

Council: Out With the Auld Lang Syne

News Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

Point Austin: Farewell to the Seven

The end of an era, and the beginning of another

News Column, Dec. 11, 2014

Council: Turn Out the Lights ...

It's the very last meeting of Council, and it's stuffed to the gills

News Feature, Dec. 11, 2014

Green Thoughts in a Green Shade

Adler and Martinez debate enviro records and policies

News Daily, Dec. 5, 2014 12:30 PM

Mayor: A Numbers Game

News Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

District 1: A Hill to Climb

News Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

District 4: Getting Cray-Cray

News Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

Point Austin: Nuts to You!

Campaign season has entered crazy-time

News Column, Dec. 4, 2014

Shooter Had "Hate in His Heart"

Chief Acevedo calls shooter McQuilliams a "homegrown American extremist"

News Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

Renaissance Man

Downtown shooter left signs of a troubled mind

News Daily, Nov. 29, 2014 2:29 PM

Point Austin: Not Again

Racism distorts justice in Ferguson case

News Column, Nov. 26, 2014

Council: Dance the Last Dance ...

The last meeting before seven becomes 11

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

Politics Gift Guide

Part 1

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights / The Birth of the Pill

Katha Pollitt and Jonathan Eig

Arts Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

Private Prisons Seek Broader Markets

Latest corporate wrinkle: "Treatment Industrial Complex"

News Daily, Nov. 24, 2014 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Color Me Exempt

Homestead exemption comes at a price

News Column, Nov. 20, 2014

Council: So Nice They'll Hold It Twice?

Council prepares for a marathon session

News Feature, Nov. 20, 2014

NLRB Settlement ... Cap Metro Politics

Union President Wyatt says it's a vindication of workers' rights

News Feature, Nov. 20, 2014

Martinez and Adler Trade Attacks

Mayoral run-off campaign quickly turns harsh

News Daily, Nov. 14, 2014 9:00 AM

Point Austin: Thoughts Between Elections

Taking a closer look at the polls and what they mean

News Column, Nov. 13, 2014

Council: All You Can Eat!

Council gets stuff done

News Feature, Nov. 13, 2014

All the Elections That Fit

And all's well that (sort of) ends ...

News Feature, Nov. 6, 2014

Mayor: Adler vs. Martinez

News Feature, Nov. 6, 2014

Prop. 1: The CART Before the Train

News Feature, Nov. 6, 2014

Point Austin: Why Vote?

Because not everyone can

News Column, Nov. 6, 2014

Council: Back to the Future!

Seven-member Council on an 11-seat dais

News Feature, Nov. 6, 2014

The Pressley Fiasco

Pressley counterattacks … and the "Statesman" scuttles

News Daily, Nov. 4, 2014 7:00 AM

Point Austin: Just How Super Is Your PAC?

"Outside money" hits Austin, and the reverberations begin

News Column, Oct. 30, 2014

Council: No Place Like Home

Council returns to City Hall in the wake of 10-1 election

News Feature, Oct. 30, 2014

Leffingwell Endorses Adler

Mayor calls attorney the "most trustworthy” candidate

News Daily, Oct. 27, 2014 5:00 PM

Adler Campaign Cries Foul

Labor-funded oppo calls hitting Austin voters

News Daily, Oct. 24, 2014 7:00 AM

Mayor's Day Off

"Routine procedure" or football hookey?

News Daily, Oct. 23, 2014 10:30 AM

Point Austin: Premature Deaths

It's not Ebola that's killing Texans – it's ruthless politics

News Column, Oct. 23, 2014

Council: The Next Code is CodeNEXT

A relatively sedate agenda

News Feature, Oct. 23, 2014

Point Austin: Look If You Like ...

What we do when we do endorsements

News Column, Oct. 16, 2014

Council: Ridin' the (R)App

Council continues TNC debate

News Feature, Oct. 16, 2014

The Mayor's Story

Three contenders try to write a personal tale that will convince the voters

News Feature, Oct. 9, 2014

The Long Shots

News Feature, Oct. 9, 2014

Point Austin: A Few Thoughts About Money

What the campaign finance reports say about Austin's politics

News Column, Oct. 9, 2014

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