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Michael King

Staff Writer

TWITTER: @PointAustin

Staff writer and former 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: Denver Stakes

What Obama signifies for the rest of us

News Column, Aug. 29, 2008

Point Austin: Domain City Limits

City Charter amendment would end a deal gone sour

News Column, Aug. 22, 2008

Point Austin: Bare Necessities

Budget decisions are about money ... and justice

News Column, Aug. 15, 2008

Point Austin: The Cost of Community

The city budget is where Austin decides how to live

News Column, Aug. 8, 2008

The Death Penalty in Practice

News Feature, Aug. 1, 2008

Point Austin: Impeaching the Empire

The House Judiciary Committee considers high crimes and misdemeanors

News Column, Aug. 1, 2008

Point Austin: Reading the Roots

They came, they saw, they blogged

News Column, Jul. 25, 2008

Point Austin: The Perps Walk

FISA, Congress, and the rule of law

News Column, Jul. 18, 2008

Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts – Abroad and Within

A Texan veteran's memoir on combat and its devastating aftereffects

Books Review, Jul. 18, 2008

Point Austin: Prog Blogs

The progressive bloggers are establishing a political agenda

News Column, Jul. 11, 2008

Point Austin: A Tale of Two Cities

Thinking about affordable housing from all sides

News Column, Jul. 4, 2008

Point Austin: Burning Questions

And we wonder why nobody votes

News Column, Jun. 27, 2008

Johnston High School: TEA Allows 'Repurposing'

Generations of Johnston High alums ponder the fate of the 'Pride of the Eastside'

News Feature, Jun. 20, 2008

Point Austin: Raising the Bar

AMD opens its Lantana campus, and the questions continue

News Column, Jun. 20, 2008

Point Austin: Heat Wave

From Philadelphia to Austin, the air is burning

News Column, Jun. 13, 2008

Point Austin: Meanwhile ...

Approaching Memorial Day, something else to consider

News Column, May. 23, 2008

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

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