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Michael King

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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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Naked City

Breaking news stories from Austin and elsewhere.

News Feature, Jul. 16, 2004

Picking Up the CHIPs

Clarendon scandal opens a window on the joys of privatization

News Column, Jul. 16, 2004

Perry Calls for CPS Probe

The governor orders another investigation of human-services agency

News Feature, Jul. 9, 2004

Call Him Unimpeachable?

The governor's gamble on casinos may yet come up snake-eyes

News Column, Jul. 9, 2004

Naked City

Amid campaign-finance reformers, comptroller alleges a "political witch hunt"

News Feature, Jul. 2, 2004

Naked City

While Georgie and Condi pass notes in class, the war refuses to end itself

News Feature, Jul. 2, 2004

The Talented Tenth

Complaints arise over the Top 10% law – because it's working too well

News Column, Jul. 2, 2004

Naked City

Despite the Rick-overy, the state tells its agencies to do more with less

News Feature, Jun. 25, 2004

The Posse Convenes

In Houston, Texas Democrats unite behind one cause: dumping Bush

News Column, Jun. 25, 2004

'It All Leads Back to Texas'

Robert Bryce on the Texas-Washington-international crony network

News Feature, Jun. 18, 2004

Naked City

A series of legal memos document the Bush administration's ongoing attempt to justify and legalize torture for the 'war on terror'

News Feature, Jun. 18, 2004

Bait and Switch

We may get another special session, but school funding remains a poor bet

News Column, Jun. 18, 2004

The Sayings of Candidate Badnarik

The Libertarian Party presidential nominee hails from Austin

News Feature, Jun. 11, 2004

The Elephants at Play

GOP State Convention features flags, sanctimony, preaching … and a little politics

News Column, Jun. 11, 2004

Parsing the TAKS at AISD

The Austin ISD TAKS scores mirror the state averages, for better and worse

News Feature, Jun. 4, 2004

Too Little, Late at 'Times'

The Gray Lady apologizes (sort of) for its ham-handed Iraq propaganda

News Feature, Jun. 4, 2004

Libs Tap Badnarik for Prez

Austinite will carry third-party flag into November battle

News Feature, Jun. 4, 2004

Testing, Testing, 1 2 3 ...

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics … and then there's the TAKS test

News Column, Jun. 4, 2004

Carole's Lips to God's Ear

The comptroller backs down on threat to de-religion-ize the Unitarians

News Feature, May. 28, 2004

Pardoned by Satan

If Texas can't kill the insane, where will the madness end?

News Column, May. 28, 2004

Ardmore Remembered

The Democrats gather at Scholz Garten to celebrate the Ardmore anniversary

News Feature, May. 21, 2004

Naked City

And Texans hint they might not oppose an income tax after all

News Feature, May. 21, 2004

Naked City

The school board decides to boost the bond package price tag

News Feature, May. 21, 2004

Naked City

Austin ISD adopts a new – and obviously important – student dress code

News Feature, May. 21, 2004

Snake Eyes

As Perry's session goes down to defeat, the rest of Texas celebrates a victory

News Column, May. 21, 2004

Naked City

Austin author/activist Rahul Mahajan calls for increased effort to end the war

News Feature, May. 14, 2004

Passing the Buck

With the special session nearly gone, the goal continues to recede

News Column, May. 14, 2004

Senate Wheels Still Spinning

The upper house dawdles (thank God) as the special session clock ticks

News Column, May. 14, 2004

Naked City

Yes, we remember hearing about those nuclear-power plagiarists …

News Feature, May. 7, 2004

Coming Up Lemons

The House Bill on public school finance goes to the floor, and it's all about tax cuts and slot machines

News Column, May. 7, 2004

On the Lege

The Lege special session gets down to business, and it's woefully business as usual

News Column, May. 7, 2004

On the Lege

Legislators offer school finance proposals, but find no consensus.

News Column, Apr. 30, 2004

Go and Sin No More

The real sin is failure to fund public education

News Column, Apr. 30, 2004

The Show With No Home

The current antsiness among broadcasters nails a local favorite

News Feature, Apr. 23, 2004

Naked City

Breaking stories from Austin and beyond

News Feature, Apr. 23, 2004

When Is Plagiarism Not Plagiarism?

UT engineering dean says no discipline for professor who published public relations articles under his own name

News Feature, Apr. 23, 2004

What's So Special?

Gov. Perry calls a special session, and pits property taxes against schoolchildren

News Column, Apr. 23, 2004

A Special Agenda

The leading proposals focus on cutting taxes and finding substitute funds

News Column, Apr. 23, 2004

The Batting Order

The major players in the special session feature a range of motives

News Column, Apr. 23, 2004

On the Lege

The first days of the special session feature a rhetorical slugfest between the governor and the comptroller

News Column, Apr. 23, 2004

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