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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.

19 articles in 2001

Capitol Chronicle

The grandfathered pollution exemption celebrates its 30th birthday, and the Lege takes another look at cleaning up the air

News Column, Apr. 6, 2001

Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

An Anti-abortion Exhibit Produces Protests and a Free Speech Controversy at UT

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2001

Naked City

Two Texas legislators file two very different bills in response to apparent conflicts of interest by state Supreme Court clerks who take bonuses from their future employers.

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2001

Capitol Chronicle

Surveying the George W. Bush Legacy in Texas

News Column, Mar. 16, 2001

Abandoned: The Betrayal of America's Immigrants

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

Los Trabajadores/The Workers

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

Caesar's Park

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2001

Tinkering With the Machinery of Death

The Texas Legislature moves slowly to consider alternatives to the death penalty

News Column, Mar. 9, 2001

Turn Out the Lights ...

The Lege Has Barely Begun, and the Official Accountants Say We're Broke

News Column, Feb. 23, 2001

Spinning the Story

The APD and U.S. Attorney's official position on Mala Sangre

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2001

Naked City

Texans for Public Justice criticizes a longstanding recruitment practice of big law firms -- paying hiring bonuses and other benefits to Supreme Court clerks who agree to join the firms after their clerkships.

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2001

Capitol Chronicle

In Texas Courtrooms, a Fair Legal Defense is Often an Empty Promise

News Column, Feb. 9, 2001

Naked City

Convicted for a murder he did not commit, Christopher Ochoa was freed in Austin thanks to the efforts of a project all the way in Wisconsin.

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2001

Capitol Chronicle

The New Governor opens his campaign for re-election.

News Column, Feb. 2, 2001

What the Governor Didn't Talk About

News Column, Feb. 2, 2001

Capitol Chronicle

The Texas state budgeting process is called conservative, but might be better described as "penny wise, pound foolish."

News Column, Jan. 26, 2001

Capitol Chronicle

The TNRCC reports that the Voluntary Emissions Reduction program has produced zero reductions in air pollution

News Column, Jan. 12, 2001

Naked City

Jim Hightower plans to use "Rolling Thunder Chautauquas" to continue building the progressive movement

News Feature, Jan. 5, 2001

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