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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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Laura Morrison Files for Mayor

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

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

Point Austin: What You Say, and How You Say It

Ballot language argument is a snapshot of polarized Austin politics

News Column, Aug. 16, 2018

Probation Failing Young Offenders

Texas Criminal Justice Coalition report says there has to be a better way

News Feature, Aug. 16, 2018

The Champion of Camelback?

Jonathan Coon pursues a complex project near the Pennybacker Bridge

News Feature, Aug. 16, 2018

Breathing Room for the City Budget

Proposed FY 2019 city budget features sunnier projections

News Feature, Aug. 9, 2018

Point Austin: Strange Bedfellows, Stranger Politics

"Efficiency audit" petition campaign could use an independent audit

News Column, Aug. 9, 2018

More Trouble for Medical Board and SOAH

Dr. Van Boven sues TMB staff and hearings agency hemorrhages

News Feature, Aug. 9, 2018

Point Austin: Ground Zero for Zero Tolerance

Southwest Key becomes the local symbol of brutal U.S. policy

News Column, Aug. 2, 2018

Cronk to Reorganize Management Team

Musical chairs at City Hall

News Feature, Aug. 2, 2018

Point Austin: Loaded Dice

If we can't pull together on climate change, we face an unlivable future

News Column, Jul. 26, 2018

“Morale Is Terrible” at the State Office of Administrative Hearings

Employee survey reflects strong dissatisfaction with SOAH leadership

News Feature, Jul. 26, 2018

Point Austin: Of Frogs and Children

Do what you can to defend imprisoned refugees

News Column, Jul. 12, 2018

Shoal Creek Trail on Track

Conservancy releases draft plan for public comment

News Feature, Jul. 12, 2018

Annals of Law and Order

Court of Criminal Appeals expands use of "circumstantial evidence"

News Feature, Jul. 12, 2018

A Two-Horse Race for Mayor

Can Laura Morrison hope to edge out Steve Adler?

News Feature, Jul. 5, 2018

Point Austin: Left Pending

Council's summer daze leaves plenty of work in progress

News Column, Jul. 5, 2018

Point Austin: The Wages of Civility

The Supreme Court confirms that elections have consequences

News Column, Jun. 28, 2018

Point Austin: Who We Are

Treatment of desperate immigrants a stark test of the American idea

News Column, Jun. 21, 2018

Mike Clark-Madison Out at Austin Monitor

Publisher steps down after a brief tenure

News Feature, Jun. 21, 2018

Sunset Commission Reports on Texas Medical Board

Follow-up review issues light recommendations

News Feature, Jun. 21, 2018

Mike Clark-Madison Out at Austin Monitor

Publisher steps down after a brief tenure

News Daily, Jun. 18, 2018 12:25 PM

Point Austin: The Struggle Continues

The Poor People's Campaign renews the long-term fight

News Column, Jun. 14, 2018

Martin Luecke’s “Campaign to Save Humanity”

Independent eyes Congressional District 25

News Feature, Jun. 14, 2018

Texas Medical Board Defends Itself

Responding to complaints, agency renews attack on critics and judge

News Feature, Jun. 14, 2018

Martin Luecke's "Campaign to Save Humanity"

Independent eyes Congressional District 25

News Daily, Jun. 12, 2018 3:00 PM

Point Austin: Suffer the Little Children

Is Southwest Key providing child care at the border, or collaboration?

News Column, Jun. 7, 2018

Merging the Travis Attorneys?

D.A. Moore and C.A. Escamilla networking a possible consolidation

News Feature, Jun. 7, 2018

Point Austin: The Art of the Possible

A few thoughts on Texas Democratic prospects

News Column, May. 31, 2018

How Close Is Your Park?

Austin parks ranking in the middle of the U.S. pack

News Feature, May. 31, 2018

Are Dogs Gentrifying East Austin?

Eric Tang’s latest addendum addresses displacement, and dogs, in Eastside tract

News Feature, May. 31, 2018

The Never-Ending Election Contest

Pressley v. Casar still pending before Supreme Court

News Feature, May. 31, 2018

Point Austin: Gun Crazy

More massacres, more conversations, more sanctimony ... more nothing

News Column, May. 24, 2018

Run-off Election Results

Winners and losers in the Democratic primary

News Feature, May. 24, 2018

County Reports on Drug Use and Poverty

New studies and what they mean for Austin

News Feature, May. 24, 2018

Point Austin: Purging the Commissioners

If you can't win the argument, blow up the process

News Column, May. 17, 2018

Warming to CodeNEXT?

Chamber of Commerce's poll reflects improving views of zoning rewrite

News Feature, May. 17, 2018

Van Boven Still Trying to Clear His Name

Appeals to HHS clearinghouse to overrule TMB

News Feature, May. 17, 2018

Congressional District 21: Center vs. Left?

How flippable is this district?

News Feature, May. 10, 2018

Congressional District 10: Running Uphill

A changing of the challenger's guard?

News Feature, May. 10, 2018

Congressional District 31: Two Quarterbacks

Everybody's playing for the same team

News Feature, May. 10, 2018

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