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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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RIP Gus Garcia, Austin’s First Elected Hispanic Mayor

Civic and education leader dies at 84

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2018 5:15 PM

Point Austin: Southwest Key and Us

The local refugee empire is a symptom of bigger troubles

News Column, Dec. 13, 2018

C.D.A. Merger Plan Stumbles at Finish Line

Commissioners Court won’t pursue merger of prosecutors

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2018

State to Appeal Decision in Van Boven Case

Court ruled doctor’s suit against TMB can proceed

News Daily, Dec. 11, 2018 9:21 AM

Commissioners Ponder D.A. / C.A. Merger

Court punts Lege agenda decision to Dec. 11 [UPDATE]

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2018 1:00 PM

Texas GOP: Not Muslim-Free

Following Tarrant County controversy, Republican Party of Texas reaffirms commitment to religious liberty for all

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2018

Dems Call for Health Care for All Texans

State Rep. Gina Hinojosa pledges to carry comprehensive health care bill to the 86th Texas Lege

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2018

Run-Off Ticker: Every Vote Really Will Matter!

Election news to use at the polls

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2018

Hightower Hits a Wall

Syndicator balks at criticism of hedge fund newspaper chains

News Daily, Nov. 30, 2018 4:00 PM

Point Austin: A More Urgent Warning

National Climate Assessment amplifies the alarm

News Column, Nov. 29, 2018

Bucking the Blacklist

Robert Van Boven back in court against Texas Medical Board

News Feature, Nov. 29, 2018

Point Austin: Giving Thanks

In the spirit of the season, a few celebrations

News Column, Nov. 21, 2018

State Admin Law Judges Departing in Droves

State admin law judges departing in droves

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2018

A Plan for Pease Park’s Future

New master plan includes phase one redesign and upgrade of park's southernmost 13 acres

News Feature, Nov. 15, 2018

Van Boven Heads Back to Court

Texas Medical Board still won't wipe exonerated doctor's record clean

News Feature, Nov. 15, 2018

Closing the Book on Camelback

Lakeside project clears its last City Hall hurdles

News Daily, Nov. 14, 2018 6:16 PM

Election Coverage: Congressional Wrap: Closer to Victories

Five of six Travis U.S. Rep. candidates narrowly defeated

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2018

Election Coverage: “A Watershed Night”

Mayor Steve Adler basks in a big victory, big plans

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2018

Point Austin: The Work Goes On

A mixed election bag nationwide, but real reasons for optimism

News Column, Nov. 8, 2018

C.A. + D.A. = C.D.A.?

County may send attorney merger to Lege

News Feature, Nov. 8, 2018

“A Watershed Night”

Mayor Steve Adler basks in a big victory, big plans

News Daily, Nov. 6, 2018 10:20 PM

Point Austin: Welcome the Stranger, Protect the Refugee

Vote in memory of those who gave their lives for others

News Column, Nov. 1, 2018

Election Ticker: The Final Countdown

Vote-pocalypse now!

News Feature, Nov. 1, 2018

“Criminal D.A.” Plan Simmers at County

Commissioners to consider legislative role on Nov. 13

News Feature, Nov. 1, 2018

Pepe’s the Least of It

IndyAustin accuses mayor, wife of conflicts profiting off office

News Feature, Nov. 1, 2018

Mayor's Ex-Budget Chief Joins Prop K Team

Another strange bedfellow

News Feature, Nov. 1, 2018

Point Austin: Lessons at Election Time

Vote like our lives (and Austin) depend on it

News Column, Oct. 25, 2018

Vietnam Memories

Ricardo Ainslie's new documentary The Mark of War airs Sunday

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Camelback PUD Ambles Forward

City Council gives preliminary approval to major northwest Austin development

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

Election Ticker: Don’t Listen to Us!

Midterm coverage, from the folks you love to hate

News Feature, Oct. 25, 2018

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

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