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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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Contested Territory

Fallout continues after Eastside businesses tagged with racist stickers

News Feature, Mar. 26, 2015

UPDATE: Exclusively by Boneheads

Lawyer Reposa apparently claims he posted "white people" stickers

News Daily, Mar. 20, 2015 4:00 PM

Point Austin: Austin's Ruination

We've identified the trouble with Austin. It's Austinites.

News Column, Mar. 19, 2015

Council: Austin is Which Way?

Austin's planning woes have a long history

News Feature, Mar. 19, 2015

Behold the Texas Miracle!

The Texas Miracle has a very mixed record on state prosperity

News Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

SXSW Film Review: Poached

A riveting portrait of compulsive human predators

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2015 9:33 AM

SXSW Film Review: Mavis!

Singing joy down through the years

Screens Daily, Mar. 16, 2015 4:23 PM

Point Austin: "We the People"

The meaning of the anniversaries of the Civil Rights Struggle

News Column, Mar. 12, 2015

Council: Diminishing Returns

Council with a lighter load, and big problems at Planning

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

Pressley Ups the Ante

Defeated Council candidate now claims “thousands” of uncertain votes

News Daily, Mar. 11, 2015 7:00 AM

Council Defers on Decker, Approves Onion Creek Buyout

Golf project goes to committee, and Garza Ranch put to bed

News Daily, Mar. 10, 2015 7:00 AM

Point Austin: A Work in Progress?

The new City Council seems just a trifle tentative

News Column, Mar. 5, 2015

Council: Not Enough Hours in the Day

How about a meeting about the meeting?

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Referred to Committee

Quite a few items pushed to the curb in late Council session

News Daily, Feb. 27, 2015 1:13 PM

Email From the Mayor

Adler solicits public support for expanding official staff

News Daily, Feb. 26, 2015 7:00 AM

Point Austin: Desegregating Austin

New report on economic inequality should galvanize action

News Column, Feb. 26, 2015

Council-Manager or Managing Council?

Mayor backs down on private funding of staff, but Council doubts remain

News Feature, Feb. 26, 2015

Casar Returns Fire

Council Member’s legal team responds to Pressley’s election contest

News Daily, Feb. 24, 2015 7:00 AM

Point Austin: Buying a Better Austin

Mayoral foundation could privatize public functions

News Column, Feb. 19, 2015

Council: Hello, I Must Be Going

The new City Council wades into deeper water

News Feature, Feb. 19, 2015

How Did It Get So Late So Soon?

New Council agenda begins to accumulate

News Daily, Feb. 17, 2015 7:00 AM

Laura Pressley: The Beat Goes On

Defeated candidate makes her case at Tres Amigos

News Daily, Feb. 16, 2015 10:00 AM

Point Austin: Putting Out the Fire

Council-brokered agreement at AFD could be a city breakthrough

News Column, Feb. 12, 2015

Election Follies

Pressley contests D4 election, Zimmerman in ethics trouble

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

Council: Only the Strong Survive

Mayor Adler begins to build his administration

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

Mayor Appoints Council Committees

10-1 Council members begin to take their places

News Daily, Feb. 10, 2015 11:47 AM

Council: Digging a Firebreak

Council passes resolution regarding AFD

News Daily, Feb. 9, 2015 10:00 AM

Point Austin: One Last Chance

Council moves to resume firefighter negotiations

News Column, Feb. 5, 2015

Council: Something's Burning

Council wrestles again with AFD hiring

News Feature, Feb. 5, 2015

UPDATE: Pressley Files Election Contest

CM Greg Casar responds to Laura Pressley filing

News Daily, Jan. 30, 2015 4:30 PM

When Is Austin Not “Austin”?

Debate flares over research on Black Austin diaspora

News Daily, Jan. 29, 2015 5:00 PM

Diving Right In

The new 10-1 Council begins to re-invent Austin government

News Feature, Jan. 29, 2015

Point Austin: Reinventing the Wheel

May God bless the new City Council. They're gonna need Her.

News Column, Jan. 29, 2015

Council: Between the Cup and the Lip

The 10-1 Council takes its first agenda

News Feature, Jan. 29, 2015

Point Austin: Perry's Farewell

It's time to say goodbye to the Governor-for-Life

News Column, Jan. 22, 2015

Council: Fire in the Hole

The new Council begins its re-organization

News Feature, Jan. 22, 2015

Pressley Files Her Complaint

Accuses Travis County Clerk of state law violations

News Daily, Jan. 16, 2015 5:00 PM

Point Austin: Welcome Back!

When the Lege is in town, we've learned to expect the worst

News Column, Jan. 15, 2015

Council: Hilton Honeymoon

The new City Council begins its reorganization

News Feature, Jan. 15, 2015

Transportation: Pay As You Go

News Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

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