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Michael King

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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: This Most Important Election

How and why the Chronicle takes endorsements seriously

News Column, Oct. 18, 2018

Council Poised to Bless Camelback

With commission and neighborhood support, the lakeside Camelback PUD appears headed for approval

News Feature, Oct. 18, 2018

Election Ticker: Early Voting Begins Monday

Victory for voting rights, political parties (the fun kind), the latest endorsements

News Feature, Oct. 18, 2018

Point Austin: Climate Change Awareness Month

From the Islands and the IPCC comes the latest urgent warning

News Column, Oct. 11, 2018

Mulling D.A./C.A. Merger

Discussion to blend district attorney and county attorney into one office continues this week

News Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

Election Ticker: Travis Turning Out

Voter registration deadlines come and gone

News Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

Buck Wood on Dark Money

Campaign finance lawyer rejects Prop K claims

News Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

Plan B Against “Justice” Mike Toth

Austin attorney challenges candidate's qualifications

News Feature, Oct. 11, 2018

Congressional Crossroads

Profiles of Austin’s six congressional campaigns

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

TX-10: Mike Siegel vs. Michael McCaul

“Restoring common decency”

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

TX-17: Rick Kennedy vs. Bill Flores

“Kitchen-table issues”

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

TX-21: Joseph Kopser vs. Chip Roy

“All about energy”

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

TX-25: Julie Oliver vs. Roger Williams

“A huge commitment”

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

TX-31: MJ Hegar vs. John Carter

“Quality of representation”

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

TX-35: Lloyd Doggett vs. David Smalling

“Maximum effort everywhere”

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

Point Austin: Affordable Housing & the Promised Land

Proposition A and Austin's affordability predicament

News Column, Oct. 4, 2018

Abbott Tips the Scales in 3rd Court Judicial Race

Need help getting elected? Just get appointed.

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

Election Ticker: Almost Deadline Time

The latest news from the November 2018 campaign trail

News Feature, Oct. 4, 2018

Point Austin: Disorder in the Court … of Appeals

Triana/Toth race raising unusual political dust

News Column, Sep. 27, 2018

Election Ticker: Endorse-a-Rama

You gotta support somebody

News Feature, Sep. 27, 2018

Point Austin: Dark Money, Sunlight, and Political Soccer Games

Shadowy funding works its way into Austin campaigns

News Column, Sep. 20, 2018

Election Ticker: Masters of Disasters

T-minus 46 days until you vote

News Feature, Sep. 20, 2018

Liability Claim Filed Against Lakeway Hospital

Rawney McVaney's story continues

News Feature, Sep. 20, 2018

Point Austin: In the Shadow of the Capitol

Council approves its latest budget with the Lege over its shoulder

News Column, Sep. 13, 2018

Settling the FY 2019 Budget

Council sorts out tax rate, final spending

News Feature, Sep. 13, 2018

Election Ticker: You’ve Got to Be Joking

Laughing our way through campaign season

News Feature, Sep. 13, 2018

Point Austin: Breaking Down the Bonds

Affordable housing headlines, but there's plenty in the package

News Column, Sep. 6, 2018

Statesman Says Farewell to Longtime Staffers

The purge is on

News Feature, Sep. 6, 2018

City Budget: Room to Move

Council nears final decisions on 2019 budget

News Feature, Sep. 6, 2018

Laura Pressley Rocks On

Failed candidate now pursuing "illegal voters"

News Feature, Sep. 6, 2018

Election TIcker: 60 Days and Counting

Labor Day is over

News Feature, Sep. 6, 2018

Point Austin: Hard Times at the Statesman

The new owners start cutting, and the bleeding begins

News Column, Aug. 30, 2018

Supremes Reject Ballot Lawsuits

Court denies requests that Council rewrite proposition language

News Feature, Aug. 30, 2018

Election Ticker

Gotta endorse somebody

News Feature, Aug. 30, 2018

Supremes Reject Ballot Lawsuits

Court denies requests that Council rewrite proposition language

News Daily, Aug. 28, 2018 2:00 PM

Point Austin: The Circus Returns to Town

Final-day filings bump up the list of wannabe Council candidates

News Column, Aug. 23, 2018

Ballot Lawsuits Simmer at Supreme Court

Ellen Troxclair, Texas Public Policy Foundation file briefs supporting audit and CodeNEXT petitioners

News Feature, Aug. 23, 2018

The Doctors in Van Boven's Corner

Baylor Scott & White disputes amicus submission in Van Boven hospital litigation

News Feature, Aug. 23, 2018

Two Ballot Lawsuits Before State Supremes

Petitioners sue over Audit and CodeNEXT language

News Daily, Aug. 20, 2018 3:15 PM

Laura Morrison Files for Mayor

November campaign officially begins: “We’re ready to win”

News Daily, Aug. 16, 2018 2:45 PM

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