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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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Point Austin: Awake in the Hurricane

Enduring the last few days of the Lege's biennial cataclysm

News Column, May. 25, 2017

Community Report: Good News and Bad

CAN Dashboard Report reveals general progress but continuing racial inequities

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

The Effort to Unseat Rep. Lamar Smith Is On

Democrats line up to challenge climate-science denying GOP incumbent

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

Council: The Numbers Game

Tumbling evermore into the budget

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

Court Collision Coming

Council funds AFD overtime, tweaks meetings, orders Texas showdown

News Daily, May. 22, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Saved by Billionaires?

The fight against climate change gathers allies high and low

News Column, May. 18, 2017

Will This Seaholm Intake Plan Take?

Austin eyes a new redesign for the Downtown intake facility

News Feature, May. 18, 2017

Council: Hiding in Plain Sight

Immigration, Fire, Capitol view corridors fill out a busy Thursday

News Feature, May. 18, 2017

Council: Whatever It Is, I’m Against It

Council blocks vaping, punts AFD overtime, and commissions students

News Daily, May. 15, 2017 8:00 AM

City Budget: Something's Gotta Give

Cooling economy, rising costs mean tough choices for City Council

News Feature, May. 11, 2017

Point Austin: It's Getting Harder to Stay Weird

Amid state and federal nonsense, it's getting harder to stay weird

News Column, May. 11, 2017

Council: UnLocal Control

Lawsuits, Lions Municipal, and a little land use mixed between

News Feature, May. 11, 2017

CodeNEXT Marches On

Coding affordability

News Feature, May. 11, 2017

Return of the Panama Hat

Council spends for roads, buys a robot, & has a brief Zimm flashback

News Daily, May. 8, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: The Best of Times …

Remaining optimistic in a world spinning into darkness

News Column, May. 4, 2017

Council: Day of the Robots

All automation everything

News Feature, May. 4, 2017

"Nobody's Right"

Latest Ken Burns documentary to explore all sides of Vietnam War

News Daily, Apr. 27, 2017 7:30 PM

Point Austin: On the Backs of Immigrants

In the war over "sanctuary," the victims are most vulnerable

News Column, Apr. 27, 2017

Council: No Sanctuary for the Weary

Adler tries to wrap his head around Austin's sanctuary city status

News Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

What Is a “Sanctionable City"?

Adler says Sessions and ICE backtrack on deportation sanctions

News Daily, Apr. 25, 2017 2:25 PM

Adler, Mayors to Meet With Sessions

Friday AG letter to “sanctuary cities” raises new alarm

News Daily, Apr. 24, 2017 12:40 PM

Budget, Contracts, and APD

Activists press City Council on police accountability

News Daily, Apr. 24, 2017 8:00 AM

Nancy Pelosi Visits the New Seton

Dem leader and Lloyd Doggett lead roundtable on Obamacare

News Daily, Apr. 20, 2017 3:30 PM

Point Austin: Prisoners of Success

The ever-elusive Austin determination to "manage growth"

News Column, Apr. 20, 2017

Want to Hunt and Blow Shit Up With a Tank?

New York Times insert advertises “Tank & Machine Gun Sampler Package”

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Council: It’s Always Something

This week's City Council, courtesy of CodeNEXT

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Dawn of the Code

CodeNEXT maps released by city staff, presented to Council

News Daily, Apr. 18, 2017 10:15 AM

Housing Blueprint Strategery

City Council works Merck, Housing Plan, Austin Oaks PUD

News Daily, Apr. 17, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: The Way Things Are

Another victory for judicial fairness leads to … more discrimination at the polls

News Column, Apr. 13, 2017

Council: Our House, in the Middle of the Corridor

Council considers strategic housing … again

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Desperately Seeking City Manager

Council to create a City Manager Search Advisory Task Force on Thursday

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Managing Secrets

Council's search for city manager may be confidential ... or not

News Daily, Apr. 10, 2017 9:00 AM

Sounds Like a Plan … or Three

City Council hears reports on Merck, racism, and housing

News Daily, Apr. 10, 2017 8:00 AM

Point Austin: Race Matters

The Mayor’s Task Force on racism provides a lengthy to-do list

News Column, Apr. 6, 2017

Austin Against Trump's "Sanctuary City" Order

Austin joins brief supporting lawsuits against Trump "sanctuary city" order

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

In the Name of Innovation

Council considers institutional racism, a suitor for Brackenridge Hospital

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

Merck in Austin?

Pharma firm considers “Innovation” location, Austin city incentives

News Daily, Apr. 3, 2017 8:00 AM

No Sanctuary

Adler, mayors, receive “no clarification” from Homeland Security

News Daily, Mar. 30, 2017 6:00 PM

Point Austin: The Mayor’s Tightrope

Tip-toeing our way toward a consensus on housing supply

News Column, Mar. 30, 2017

Parks Department Implements ID Cards

PARD says "everyone is welcome"

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

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