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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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Point Austin: Picking Up the Pieces

Campaigns end with a thunderclap and voters' whimpers

News Column, May. 16, 2008

Another Forum ... or Two

Campaign trail mixes with a flurry of forums

News Feature, May. 9, 2008

The Uneasy Death of Riad Hamad

Investigation continues in the mysterious death of an Austin peace activist

News Feature, May. 9, 2008

Point Austin: Who's Blue?

Understanding Austin political speak

News Column, May. 9, 2008

Point Austin: The Way We Were

In Austin's politics of nostalgia, the truth is a frequent casualty

News Column, May. 2, 2008

Point Austin: What's at Stake?

There will be blood

News Feature, Apr. 25, 2008

Point Austin: What's at Stake?

There will be blood

News Column, Apr. 25, 2008

District Eternity

As Ronnie Earle steps down, he looks back on his life's work

News Feature, Apr. 11, 2008

Point Austin: Dude, Let's Go Bowling

You can tell a lot about newspapers by what they don't cover

News Column, Apr. 11, 2008

Point Austin: Following Ronnie

The next D.A. must meet a high standard

News Column, Apr. 4, 2008

Point Austin: Poor Rich's Almanac

Three cheers for Oppel's Statesman

News Column, Mar. 28, 2008

Point Austin: A Grain of Salt

Do endorsements really matter?

News Column, Mar. 21, 2008

Fishing for Change

Hightower's latest is a collection of inspirational tales

News Feature, Mar. 14, 2008

Point Austin: Villamusing

Council says no to film studio, concert venue, and film set residential development proposed for eastern Travis County

News Column, Mar. 14, 2008

Point Austin: Democracy Rocks!

On this day, change happened from the bottom up

News Column, Mar. 7, 2008

Point Austin: The Okey Doke

Obama's genius is in movement and counterpoint

News Column, Feb. 29, 2008

Point Austin: About Us

A reminder of just how bad things have gotten

News Column, Feb. 22, 2008

Aleshire vs. Oden

Behind the scenes in county politics

News Feature, Feb. 15, 2008

Counting the Whoppers

Center for Public Integrity graphs Bush and top administration officials' lies

News Feature, Feb. 15, 2008

Point Austin: Happy Valentines!

Prepare to be seriously wooed by the Dems

News Column, Feb. 15, 2008

Point Austin: Special Treatment

The Statesman goes after Glen Maxey – and gays, and the mentally ill

News Column, Feb. 8, 2008

Presenting the War Whoppometer

Center for Public Integrity lays out administration whoppers in handy chart form.

News Daily, Feb. 7, 2008 3:55 PM

Point Austin: Union Goons

In Coxworld, the unions are always the enemy

News Column, Feb. 1, 2008

Point Austin: Gift Horse

A rich guy wants to give AISD $7 million. What's the catch?

News Column, Jan. 25, 2008

Point Austin: The Process, Part II

After some procedural and PR bumps, City Council moves to name a new city manager

News Column, Jan. 18, 2008

Point Austin: The Process

There's been audible grumbling that city manager selection process has been insufficiently "public"

News Column, Jan. 11, 2008

Top 10 Local Stories

Toby to SOS

News Feature, Jan. 4, 2008

Hollywood vs. Ocean: Be There!

Former Cowboy Hollywood Henderson circulates angry petition in Central East Austin to fight proposal to tighten restrictions on house sizes

News Feature, Jan. 4, 2008

Canyon Creek Rebels Target MUD Lawsuit

Municipal utility district board members resist suggestion they withdraw federal suit

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Hodge Indicted for Altering Convention Center Surveys

Travis Co. grand jury indicts former Austin Convention Center director on 16 counts of tampering with a government record

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2007

Point Austin: Shifting Winds

An interim election and an AG opinion stir thoughts of Capitol changes

News Column, Dec. 28, 2007

Point Austin: Undue Process

The Griffin decision fails to hold officers accountable

News Column, Dec. 21, 2007

War Drums

Ground may be shifting against expanded U.S. war in Middle East

News Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

Point Austin: God Knows

Two recent Texas lessons about the relation between religion and freedom

News Column, Dec. 14, 2007

Books Gift Guide


Books Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

Point Austin: The Convert

Mike Krusee on New Urbanism, Smart Growth, toll roads, and the importance of regional planning

News Column, Dec. 7, 2007

What I Want to do With My Life

Mike Krusee on New Urbanism, Smart Growth, toll roads, and why Bobby Kennedy is his hero

News Column, Dec. 7, 2007

Point Austin: Citizens Needed

The city is considering charter revision, but the citizens are still yawning

News Column, Nov. 30, 2007

Point Austin: Fierce Urgency

While presidential candidates are asking for votes – where are they now?

News Column, Nov. 23, 2007

War Drums

To help forge peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Americans must learn more about the facts on the ground than the heavily U.S. foreign-policy-influenced mainstream media typically make available

News Feature, Nov. 16, 2007

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