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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: Whose City Is It?

Northcross Wal-Mart fight is about a lot more than a site plan

News Column, Nov. 16, 2007

Point Austin: MUD in Your Eye

Northwest Austin suburb chal­lenges the Voting Rights Act

News Column, Nov. 9, 2007

Courthouse Move

City still waiting for formal response from Home Depot to offer for company's property at I-35 and St. Johns, located relatively close to city's current population center

News Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

War Drums: On to Iran?

Author Norman Solomon offered little comfort when visiting Austin

News Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

Point Austin: Full Court Press

The Moriarity lawsuit arrives in court – trailing a herd of lawyers

News Column, Nov. 2, 2007

Point Austin: Public Accuracy

Norman Solomon on a life of activism and writing

News Column, Oct. 26, 2007

Municipal Court May Move Northeast

Move authorization passed without comment at council meeting, but raised dust afterward

News Feature, Oct. 19, 2007

Point Austin: Animal Passions

If the dogs recognized their spokesmen, they'd run the other way

News Column, Oct. 19, 2007

Point Austin: Here They Come!

With the November kickoff approaching, the municipal candidates begin to emerge

News Column, Oct. 12, 2007

Point Austin: How Will We Manage?

Council looks for a new manager, and new kind

News Column, Oct. 5, 2007

Point Austin: Shoot the Messenger

The ARA strikes back

News Column, Sep. 28, 2007

Point Austin: Double or Nothing

Cap Metro fumbles the ball ... again

News Column, Sep. 21, 2007

Point Austin: Kickin' Ass

Prepare for another year of war, or worse

News Column, Sep. 14, 2007

City to Moriarty: Drop Dead

City declines allowing Bill Moriarty to return to former position with Austin Clean Water Program

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2007

On Second Thought

City will establish clear, nondiscriminatory, "objective" procedure for media credentials

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2007

Point Austin: One Small Step

Gov. Rick Perry spares the life of Kenneth Foster

News Column, Sep. 7, 2007

Beside the Point

Jennifer and Brewster are so over panhandlers

News Column, Sep. 7, 2007

Priming the Springs

Although last Thursday's official City Council pool-cleaning was postponed by weather, the master-plan tour of the facilities at Barton Springs Pool proceeded despite the gentle rain

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2007

Point Austin: Bad Loan

Las Manitas wins even without city loan

News Column, Aug. 24, 2007

Point Austin: No Bill

Grand jury clears APD's Olsen, but questions remain

News Column, Aug. 17, 2007

Point Austin: Endless War

One, two, three, four – what are we fighting for?

News Column, Jul. 27, 2007

Point Austin: Futrell's Farewell

City manager's retirement a curious affair

News Column, Jul. 20, 2007

Arab Star

Texas journalist Aziz Shihab on Does the Land Remember Me?: A Memoir of Palestine

Books Feature, Jul. 20, 2007

Point Austin: Futrell's Twilight

As the city manager looks homeward, odd old business erupts

News Column, Jul. 13, 2007

Point Austin: Getting Wello

Join the fight for universal health care

News Column, Jul. 6, 2007

Campaign Buzz

Distant city and county elections begin to draw early feelers

News Feature, Jun. 29, 2007

Point Austin: Oregon Dreams, Austin Nightmare

Leave for a week, and there goes the neighborhood

News Column, Jun. 29, 2007

Meet the Chiefs

Our notes on the candidates

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2007

Point Austin: Knee Jerks

Quick! Let's jump to conclusions!

News Column, Jun. 15, 2007

Sally Shipman, Good Samaritan

Community says farewell to former City Council member

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2007

Point Austin: Congress' War

The Texas congressmen look for a way out

News Column, Jun. 8, 2007

Deep Eddy Rising

Citizens and city come together to restore an Austin landmark

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2007

Voices of Deep Eddy

Conversations with those who helped restore the historic bathhouse

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2007

Raising the Roof

Major donors to the Deep Eddy project

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2007

Congress and Iraq: Two steps back

Congress votes to appropriate more funds for Iraq war as requested by the Bush administration, without timetables for withdrawal or other constraints on occupation, other than nonbinding security "benchmarks" for Iraqi government

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2007

Sally Shipman, R.I.P.

Former City Council Member will be particularly remembered for devotion to preserving and enhancing city's neighborhoods

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2007

Point Austin: Craddick Unbound

The House speaker retains his chair, but at what cost?

News Column, Jun. 1, 2007

Morrison for Council?

Austin Neighborhoods Council's Laura Morrison considering run for City Council

News Feature, May. 25, 2007

Point Austin: Green Is as Green Does

Saving the planet begins at the grassroots

News Column, May. 25, 2007

Point Austin: Budget Puzzles

Before your eyes glaze over, a few matters for consideration

News Column, May. 18, 2007

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