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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: 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

Point Austin: Impeach the War

Kucinich's formal move against Cheney one more political weapon

News Column, May. 11, 2007

Point Austin: You Think Austin's Weird?

Consider the ballots beyond city limits

News Column, May. 4, 2007

Point Austin: All EARRS

Stage Two of the Hodge Affair may be less than meets the eye

News Column, Apr. 27, 2007

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

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