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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: The Amazon Invasion

We could handle another giant, but let's let 'em open their own wallets

News Column, Oct. 19, 2017

Council: Another Quiet Dais?

Agenda features the CURE and a list of proposed audits

News Feature, Oct. 19, 2017

“Center for Austin’s Future” In Search of Candidates

New nonprofit plans to groom City Council members

News Feature, Oct. 19, 2017

CodeNEXT Marches On

City Council extends consultant contract, maintains timeline

News Daily, Oct. 13, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Postponing the Code

CodeNEXT rewrite generating inexplicable panic

News Column, Oct. 12, 2017

Council: Visitors Welcome?

CodeNEXT, Visit Austin return to City Council

News Feature, Oct. 12, 2017

Christopher Columbus Apologists Gang Up on Council

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, not everybody’s idea of a great holiday

News Feature, Oct. 12, 2017

Goodbye, Columbus

City Council declares “Indigenous Peoples’ Day”

News Daily, Oct. 6, 2017 12:20 PM

Point Austin: Another Night of Blood

One more episode in the culture of the gun

News Column, Oct. 5, 2017

TIFs, TPIDs, and Puppy Love

City Council wrestles with Mayor Adler’s Downtown Puzzle

News Feature, Oct. 5, 2017

Wanted: Austin City Manager

The search continues, whether the public knows about it or not

News Feature, Oct. 5, 2017

Council Preview: Done by Twilight?

Light agenda features a few potential headlines

News Feature, Oct. 5, 2017

TIFs, TPIDs, and Puppy Love

City Council wrestles with Mayor Adler's Downtown Puzzle

News Daily, Oct. 2, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Round Up the Usual Suspects

Targeting immigrants is only one step in an era of repression

News Column, Sep. 28, 2017

Council: A Toy Store Full of Puzzles

The mayor’s Downtown Puzzle proposal returns to Council this week

News Feature, Sep. 28, 2017

And They’re Off … for Next November!

Parsing out potential re-election campaigns on City Council

News Feature, Sep. 28, 2017

Putting Together the Downtown Puzzle

A closer look at Mayor Adler’s proposals to solve (and pay for) Downtown conundrums

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Downtown Puzzle: HOT History

Projects under consideration for the historic preservation “funding bucket”

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Point Austin: As the Budget Goes, So Goes Council

Turf battles over uncommitted funds may prefigure 2018

News Column, Sep. 21, 2017

Council: Yes, We Have a Budget

Members approve $3.9 billion budget for next fiscal year

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Austin: City of Petitions

New Linda Curtis-fronted PAC has agendas for days

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Judge Clears Van Boven of Mistreating Patients

Whistleblower “vindicated” after charges of sexual improprieties

News Daily, Sep. 20, 2017 3:00 PM

Which Way to CodeNEXT?

A conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar

News Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

Point Austin: Looking for a Magic Bullet

CodeNEXT arguments reflect the complexity of affordability problems

News Column, Sep. 14, 2017

Council: Nickels, Dimes … and Millions

Budget readings slog through a difficult fiscal year

News Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

A Week in the Life of Budget Deliberations

Divvying up the pot

News Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

Dueling Petitions on CodeNEXT

Sign here, sign there, sign everywhere

News Daily, Sep. 12, 2017 2:50 PM

Point Austin: About That Puzzle

Council seeks consensus on a still-hatching Downtown project

News Column, Sep. 7, 2017

Council: Seeking Consensus on Hotel Occupancy Tax

City Council’s HOT debate masks deeper divisions

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Neighborhoods vs. Neighborhoods?

The Austin Neighborhoods Council wants some ground rules with the Downtown Austin NA

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Whistleblower Sues Lakeway Hospital for Illegal Actions

Neurologist's saga continues

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Point Austin: Hot Over HOT

City Council wrangles over Convention Center, hotel taxes, and Downtown's future

News Column, Aug. 31, 2017

Council: Heating Up the HOT Tax

Mayor moves to defend his solutions to the “Downtown Puzzle”

News Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

Budget Development

Ordering from the Concept Menu

News Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

Central Health Gets “Clean” Audit of Med School Funding

Auditors found Dell Med’s spending to be in accordance with Affiliation Agreement with Central Health

News Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

Council: Downtown Puzzle or Rubik’s Cube?

Dais division brewing over hotel tax spending, tourism industry

News Daily, Aug. 28, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Celebrating the Kellers’ Exoneration

On a happy day, too many others endure criminal injustice

News Column, Aug. 24, 2017

Advocates: Reject Police Union Contract

New “excessive force” lawsuit filed over 2015 “jaywalking” arrest

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

Council on CodeNEXT

Four CMs lament inequitable land use standards throughout city

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

Pressley Continues to Fight Council Election Loss

District 4 loser takes fight to Texas Supreme Court

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

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