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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: Drive-By Government

Abbott says Texas doesn't have to disclose companies' chemical stockpiles, but why are these chemicals in our neighborhoods in the first place?

News Column, Jul. 17, 2014

Obama Eats, Bumps, and Leaves

The fist bump heard ’round the world

News Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Fundraising Highlights

First period $$ deadline brings early numbers

News Daily, Jul. 16, 2014 12:33 PM

The Road to 10-1: More to Come

One in, one out, and we’re waiting on $$$

News Daily, Jul. 15, 2014 1:17 PM

Point Austin: The Powers That Be

The UT stalemate is one battle in an education war

News Column, Jul. 10, 2014

Council: Summer Doldrums, Autumn Buzz

City Council has entered its annual summer hiatus, but the election money race has begun

News Feature, Jul. 10, 2014

Graves Prosecutor Under Misconduct Review

The Texas Bar has found 'just cause' to review allegations of prosecutorial misconduct against former D.A. Charles Sebesta Jr. for his 1994 capital prosecution of Anthony Graves.

News Feature, Jul. 10, 2014

Graves Prosecutor Under Misconduct Review

Charles Sebesta rejects innocence finding in 1994 prosecution

News Daily, Jul. 7, 2014 12:53 PM

Point Austin: ... And Two Steps Back

Firefighters fulfill threat to contest DOJ decree

News Column, Jul. 3, 2014

Council: Sweet Summertime

CMs work through full agenda before break

News Feature, Jul. 3, 2014

'South, America'

Arts Feature, Jul. 3, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Add One More …

Candidate pilgrimage grows, and a glance at District 4

News Daily, Jun. 30, 2014 9:00 AM

Point Austin: Going Down Slow

The fading numbers of Austin's African-Americans

News Column, Jun. 26, 2014

Council: They Just Might Dance All Night

34 member-sponsored items clog agenda

News Feature, Jun. 26, 2014

The Road to 10-1: Western Additions

Add two more – Districts 8 and 10

News Daily, Jun. 24, 2014 9:00 AM

Curtain Up on Mayor’s Race

Centex Dem forum opens with ‘major’ candidates

News Daily, Jun. 22, 2014 4:44 PM

Point Austin: Clean Is as Clean Does

Austin's success against sealants starts a trend

News Column, Jun. 19, 2014

Council: More Where That Came From

Packed schedule leads to marathon session

News Feature, Jun. 19, 2014

Schlitterbahn North!

Long awaited grand opening of rejuvenated Bartholomew Pool

News Daily, Jun. 14, 2014 2:24 PM

CCAG Recommends Rail Plan

Task force forwards 'Central Corridor' project to Council, Cap Metro

News Daily, Jun. 13, 2014 5:15 PM

Project Connect Accelerates

As decisions near, controversy dogs urban rail plan

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2014

Dissenting Voices

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2014

Point Austin: Dis Connect

Urban rail may be going off the tracks

News Column, Jun. 12, 2014

Council: Everything That Fits

CMs get feisty heading into campaign season

News Feature, Jun. 12, 2014

Bedfellows Getting Strange

Urban rail project slammed from opposite wings

News Daily, Jun. 9, 2014 9:00 AM

Point Austin: We'll Always Have ... Mass Murder

On not surrendering to pro-gun mythology

News Column, Jun. 5, 2014

Finally ... Cole Declares for Mayor

Local leaders help kickoff campaign

News Feature, Jun. 5, 2014

Council: About Those Tax Bills ...

Vested rights returns to agenda

News Feature, Jun. 5, 2014

The Road to 10-1 … Is Interactive

Austin Reddit enters the candidate discussion, and Meeker makes 8 in 10

News Daily, Jun. 3, 2014 12:30 PM

The Crowd Grows in District 4

More Council candidates, and Morrison's all in for Tovo

News Daily, Jun. 2, 2014 9:00 AM

‘We Got This!’

Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole aims to drop the ‘Pro Tem’

News Daily, May. 31, 2014 4:00 PM

Fun with Brickbats

Chronicle's Barbaro and Statesman's Bridges go at it in our forums

News Daily, May. 30, 2014 2:00 PM

Four for Mayor

Early campaign features a lawyer, a Council member, a rancher, and a mechanic

News Feature, May. 29, 2014

Point Austin: In Memoriam

On the wars that never end all wars

News Column, May. 29, 2014

Council: From Dollars to Chemtrails

CMs hunker down during budget – and campaign – season

News Feature, May. 29, 2014

It's Patrick and Paxton

Dewhurst hammered once again; Hogan beats Kinky

News Daily, May. 27, 2014 10:10 PM

Still Time to Vote!

Hit the bricks for today’s primary runoffs

News Daily, May. 27, 2014 11:45 AM

Point Austin: Fixing What Ain't Broke

Does city want fair hiring, or to break the union?

News Column, May. 22, 2014

Council: Vested Interests

Council agenda considers grandfathering, incentives, and parking

News Feature, May. 22, 2014

Judge Yeakel: Hyatt Lawsuit Can Proceed

Judge okays wrongful termination lawsuit against TWDB

News Feature, May. 22, 2014

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