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Michael King

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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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Capitol Chronicle

Despite the hopeful numbers, the economic outlook on Main Street remains glum.

News Column, Nov. 21, 2003

SBOE Approves an Evolution in Texas Textbooks

Over loud objections, the State Board of Education voted to approve high school biology textbooks discussing evolution.

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Naked City

The local UW and BSA affiliates part ways over the scouts' anti-gay rules.

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Naked City

The state makes new rules to allow "instant teachers" into Texas schools

News Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

Redistricting Lands in the Feds' Hands

Texas Democrats make their case in court and at the Dept. of Justice

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Naked City

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks sentences Dan Morales to prison -- and counseling

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Naked City

Even GOP reps don't like the burgeoning Northeast Travis waste belt.

News Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

Bill Bennett sells his virtue for lucre from "virtual charters"

News Column, Nov. 7, 2003

The Redistricting Shuffle Commences

Doggett jumps into the new District 25, Barrientos is peeved; Congressional wannabes find themselves on the new Texas map.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Naked City

San Marcos lawyer beats Garry Mauro to lead party's comeback effort.

News Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

The governor sells social service cuts as "enhancements."

News Column, Oct. 31, 2003

At Home With Capital Punishment

The fourth annual March for a Moratorium surrounds the Capitol.

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

Naked City

Bush's military-intelligence expert -- at war with Satan!

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

Naked City

A handful of candidates contest to replace Molly Beth Malcolm as state Democratic Party chair.

News Feature, Oct. 24, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

The increases in tuition for Texas universities are symptoms of a much larger transformation in public life.

News Column, Oct. 24, 2003

On the Lege

The Democrats file federal lawsuits against the new congressional map.

News Column, Oct. 24, 2003

Naked City

Kucinich comes to Austin on his "formal announcement" tour.

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2003

Naked City

Madame Comptroller gets her back up over HB 7.

News Feature, Oct. 17, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

The gavel comes down on the Lege that wouldn't Leave

News Column, Oct. 17, 2003

On the Lege

Redistricting: the end? the feds and the courts pick up the shattered pieces of Texas

News Column, Oct. 17, 2003

Naked City

The speaker clearly breaks the rules rather than lose on the House floor

News Feature, Oct. 10, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

The state gridlock persists on public school finance.

News Column, Oct. 10, 2003

On the Lege

The Democrats watch in shock and awe as the GOP mangles its own re-redistricting crusade

News Column, Oct. 10, 2003

'The Powerful Odor of Mendacity'

An interview with Molly Ivins and Louis Dubose, authors of Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America.

News Feature, Oct. 3, 2003

Naked City

New recruit Wesley Clark entertains the Democratic troops in Austin

News Feature, Oct. 3, 2003

Naked City

Austin joins the list of school districts taking Robin Hood to court

News Feature, Oct. 3, 2003

Naked City

Eight candidates vie to replace departing -- and defiant -- Molly Beth Malcolm

News Feature, Oct. 3, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

Is there a Bush-beater in the House -- or the Senate, or the VFW?

News Column, Oct. 3, 2003

On the Lege

The redistricting conference committee doesn't look like Texas, and Strayhorn gets slapped

News Column, Oct. 3, 2003

Naked City

From Malcolm to Mauro?

News Feature, Sep. 26, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

The imposition of probation is the latest attempt of the GOP leadership to put minority senators in their place.

News Column, Sep. 26, 2003

On the Lege

A week in the Legislature with Tom, Robert, Steve, and Carol

News Column, Sep. 26, 2003

In Search of Intelligent Life at the SBOE

The State Board of Education reviews biology textbooks, and the battle over evolution rejoins.

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2003

Naked City

Texas voters give their assent to all 22 constitutional amendments.

News Feature, Sep. 19, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

The Texas 11 Minus One return, and the gallery goes wild.

News Column, Sep. 19, 2003

On the Lege

The Lege week in court, in correspondence, and in West Texas

News Column, Sep. 19, 2003

Hightower Takes on the Bushites in His Underwear

Jim Hightower's latest assault on the plutocracy hits the bestseller list.

News Feature, Sep. 12, 2003

Naked City

Are Texas doctors doing harm to truth and justice?

News Feature, Sep. 12, 2003

Capitol Chronicle

Sen. John Whitmire flees exile in Albuquerque and says he'll return to the Senate with or without his Democratic colleagues.

News Column, Sep. 12, 2003

On the Lege

Perry calls a third special re-redistricting session, and the Dems explore their options.

News Column, Sep. 12, 2003

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