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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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A Two-Horse Race

Council selects finalists for city manager – public meeting Tuesday

News Daily, Dec. 8, 2017 5:00 PM

Point Austin: Double Top Secret Probation

City Council goes on a snipe hunt, and is left holding the bag

News Column, Dec. 7, 2017

LULAC Protests Lack of Latino Manager Candidates

The League of United Latin American Citizens is not happy with the city manager pool

News Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Council: They Bring Their Ukes Along

Today at City Council: It's gonna be a long one

News Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Campaign Notes: Adler vs. ?

Citywide election pool begins to fill up

News Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Point Austin: This Week in Trumpism

The accelerating reactionary assault on truth, humanity, and community

News Column, Nov. 30, 2017

Lloyd Doggett Talks ACA, Tax Plan

The congressman took a few minutes from "Trouble in Toyland"

News Feature, Nov. 30, 2017

Council: Meet Your City Manager Semifinalists

Winnowing down the list

News Feature, Nov. 30, 2017

Dangerous Toys This Holiday Season

Is that fidget spinner really a killing machine?

News Daily, Nov. 27, 2017 2:25 PM

Point Austin: Reasons to Be Thankful

At holiday time, mixed blessings are all we have

News Column, Nov. 21, 2017

(Frank) Leffingwell for Judge

Former mayor's son is up for WilCo judge

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2017

Council: Meet the Candidates

Names of city manager suitors may be revealed by the time you read this

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2017

Health Care for All ... or Just Some?

Misappropriating funds or marketing?

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2017

Florence’s Comfort House: Love’s in Need of Love Today

Montopolis refuge kicks off fall donation drive for goods, toys

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2017

Point Austin: What to Do About CodeNEXT

Opponents offering plenty of fear but precious few solutions

News Column, Nov. 16, 2017

Council: Adventures in Secrecy

What we don't know …

News Feature, Nov. 16, 2017

Robert Van Boven Remains in Limbo

Judge declines restraining order against Texas Medical Board

News Feature, Nov. 16, 2017

Council: Hello, Columbus!

Meet the would-be city managers … and an Ohio soccer team … ?

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

Adler Not Waving the Rebel Flag

Mayor will not march in Vet parade with Confederate banners

News Daily, Nov. 10, 2017 3:00 PM

Point Austin: Building Cathedrals

Public libraries and schools sustain a common culture

News Column, Nov. 2, 2017

Council: Hush Please … We’re Hiring a City Manager

City requests A.G. ruling to keep search confidential

News Feature, Nov. 2, 2017

In Search of Amazon

Mayor writes in support of Austin location for corporate “HQ2”

News Daily, Oct. 26, 2017 4:30 PM

Point Austin: A Turning Point?

Flake, Corker, and Straus ... does the new GOP have room for decency?

News Column, Oct. 26, 2017

Van Boven vs. the Texas Medical Board

TMB delays exoneration of Lakeway doctor

News Feature, Oct. 26, 2017

Council: More Strategery ... and Books!

News Feature, Oct. 26, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against Central Health

Argument over use of medical funding will continue in court

News Feature, Oct. 26, 2017

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

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