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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: How Are We Managing?

Targeting city manager may be hunting the wrong game

News Column, Apr. 19, 2007

Point Austin: Unconventional

Is the Hodge Affair the end of an era or the beginning?

News Column, Apr. 13, 2007

Point Austin: Hold That Bus!

New labor deal proposed for Cap Metro waits for willing riders

News Column, Apr. 6, 2007

Guzman Kicks Off AISD Campaign

Local businessman formally declares candidacy for Austin ISD board of trustees

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2007

Point Austin: One Step Forward

To leave Iraq is a political journey

News Column, Mar. 30, 2007

Point Austin: Cops Cost Money

We've been plugging the dike with overtime, and the cracks are showing

News Column, Mar. 23, 2007

Point Austin: Think of the Children!

Health care no match for hot air

News Column, Mar. 16, 2007

Point Austin: Locally Cool

Austin embarks on a long but hopeful journey

News Column, Mar. 9, 2007

Point Austin: Obama Mania

For the heady moment, everything he do b-be funky

News Column, Mar. 1, 2007

Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom Delay

Steve Bickerstaff's exhaustive history is at times too much of a bad thing, but in parts catches scholarly fire

Books Review, Mar. 1, 2007

The 'Chronicle' Responds to TPCN

The TPCN complaints about Chronicle reporting are much ado about not very much.

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2007

Point Austin: The Lege Provides

"Alternatives" to health care

News Column, Feb. 23, 2007

Point Austin: Webb Games

Webb Middle School is a test case for bad public policy vs. community resolve

News Column, Feb. 16, 2007

Point Austin: Flying Air Kim

The council member, the memos, and the disappearing aide

News Column, Feb. 2, 2007

Point Austin: Compared to What?

Crisis at Kealing the latest chapter in a too-long story

News Column, Jan. 26, 2007

Point Austin: Act Against the War

Doggett:"We have to do everything we can"

News Column, Jan. 19, 2007

Point Austin: The Other House

Senators meet the 80th with anticipation

News Column, Jan. 12, 2007

Top 10 Local Stories: From bonds to boobs

News Feature, Jan. 5, 2007

Top 10 State Stories: Farewell to Ann, fungoo to Cheney

News Feature, Jan. 5, 2007

Point Austin: Good, Bad, and Ugly

Sustainability Project snap-shoots our present, future

News Column, Dec. 29, 2006

Point Austin: Wal-Mart's Xmas Gift

Bringing coal to Northcross, something better for the rest of us

News Column, Dec. 22, 2006

Point Austin: Conflict of Interest

Facing corporate tyranny, we're all "interested parties"

News Column, Dec. 15, 2006

Point Austin: Invisible No More

Houston janitors strike a mighty blow for the value and dignity of labor

News Column, Dec. 1, 2006

Point Austin: Thinking Outside the Box

Stacy Mitchell examines the megaretail culture and the tools required to dismantle it

News Column, Nov. 24, 2006

Point Austin: Counting the Dead

Whatever their number, the Iraqi casualties lie at our feet

News Column, Nov. 17, 2006

Election 2006: Local Results

Democrats score a shutout in Travis and Hays

News Feature, Nov. 10, 2006

Point Austin: What's Next?

A day or two for cheering, and then back to work

News Column, Nov. 10, 2006

Bolton Gives Dems a Clean Travis Sweep

News Daily, Nov. 8, 2006 12:15 AM

Point Austin: One for the Books

All the sound and fury is upballot, but the real work is on the ground

News Column, Nov. 3, 2006

The Other Guy: James Werner

The real invisible man at the gubernatorial debate was the uninvited Libertarian candidate

News Feature, Oct. 27, 2006

Point Austin: Let 'Em Eat Op-Eds!

From Managua to Guang Zhou, it ain't easy being Wal-Mart

News Column, Oct. 27, 2006

Point Austin: Endorsed!

Take a long look at the 'Chronicle' opinions – and then leap

News Column, Oct. 20, 2006

Point Austin: Turn the Page

While Iraq burns, official Washington wallows in the Foley scandal

News Column, Oct. 13, 2006

Point Austin: Why Vote?

Here are 10 good reasons to mark your calendar for Nov. 7

News Column, Oct. 6, 2006

Celebrating Barrientos

Gonzalo Barrientos is stepping down at the end of his current legislative term in January, after 21 years in the Senate and 10 years in the House.

News Feature, Sep. 29, 2006

Point Austin: Tough Tacos

As tempers rise, the Las Manitas debate symbolizes the future of Austin

News Column, Sep. 29, 2006

Point Austin: Austin Girl

Ann Richards was as contradictory as life in Texas

News Column, Sep. 22, 2006

IAF: The Promised Land Visits the Hilton

Preachers quiz the gubernatorial candidates – and ban them from preaching

News Feature, Sep. 15, 2006

Point Austin: Politics, As Usual

When it comes to governing, one-liners aren't much help

News Column, Sep. 15, 2006

City Budget Hearings Begin Today

Parks and Rec, Library funding, Health and Human Services, Neighborhood Housing and Community Development, and Solid Waste Services to be discussed; citywide increases proposed across the board

News Feature, Aug. 11, 2006

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