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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.

82 articles in 2010   •   page 1 of 3

Point Austin: Back to the Color Line

Texas turns back the clock on racial justice

News Column, Dec. 31, 2010

NAACP and LULAC: Texas Education System Violates Federal Law

State board members say they're just whining

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2010

Point Austin: The Cloudy Crystal Ball

If you're wondering what the new Lege will do, look to its predecessors

News Column, Dec. 24, 2010

APD Detective Disputes 'Chronicle' Story

Officer remembers different version of arrest of deaf-blind man

News Feature, Dec. 24, 2010

Point Austin: Call Them Irresponsible

The Statesman ponders journalism and secrecy

News Column, Dec. 17, 2010

White Egret Farm: Waiting on a Thanksgiving Turkey

Is a local organic farm stiffing its workers?

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2010

Point Austin: Watching the Watchers

City nears a crucial choice for the next police monitor

News Column, Dec. 10, 2010

Point Austin: The Chosen One

Jury finds DeLay guilty of money-laundering and conspiracy

News Column, Dec. 3, 2010

From Low Wage to No Wage

Two class action lawsuits target wage theft

News Feature, Dec. 3, 2010

Point Austin: A Thanksgiving Miscellany

Picking the bones of Thanksgiving blessings

News Column, Nov. 26, 2010

DeLay Trial: Jury Hanging Fire

No verdict, but 'making progress'

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2010

Point Austin: A Hill of Beans

Tom DeLay's story is a profile in political corruption

News Column, Nov. 19, 2010

Point Austin: Fed Up Yet?

Republican politicians propose pulling Texas out of Medicaid

News Column, Nov. 12, 2010

Fluoridation Under the Microscope

Conflicting opinions on the safety of what's in our water

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2010

Planting a Place in the Shade

Volunteers help Pease Park turn new leaf

News Feature, Nov. 12, 2010

Point Austin: Big Wounds, Small Comforts

The early lessons of a backlash election

News Column, Nov. 5, 2010

Point Austin: Why Vote?

The real choices at the top and bottom of the ballot

News Column, Oct. 29, 2010

Waiting on Health Care

Health care changes kicking in ever so slowly

News Feature, Oct. 22, 2010

Point Austin: The Legacy of Solidarity

Film of the 'Austin Chicano Huelga' recounts a city's transformation

News Column, Oct. 15, 2010

Point Austin: Getting Mobilized

Arguments (and opponents) against the mobility bond run a little thin

News Column, Oct. 8, 2010

Point Austin: Introducing the Constitution

Texas Civil Rights Project remains a 20-year work still in progress

News Column, Oct. 1, 2010

Gov. Good Cher?

Is the Perry campaign courting men in drag?

News Feature, Oct. 1, 2010

Slow Burn

City's climate protection plan sputters in 2010

News Feature, Sep. 24, 2010

Point Austin: Learning From Experience

The things they won't tell you in Texas schools

News Column, Sep. 24, 2010

Point Austin: Saving the Animals

City considers outsourcing all animal adoption programs

News Column, Sep. 17, 2010

Point Austin: Drinking, Driving, Shooting ... and the APD

Leonardo Quintana hearing full of unintended revelations

News Column, Sep. 10, 2010

Sierra Sues Luminant

Sierra Club targets one of nation's 'dirtiest coal plants'

News Feature, Sep. 10, 2010

Feeling a Trifle Damp?

Global warming report predicts 'extreme precipitation'

News Feature, Sep. 10, 2010

Point Austin: Water, Water (Plant) Everywhere

The arguments over WTP4 have petrified

News Column, Sep. 3, 2010

Grim History

Author traces Texas prison system from its roots in plantation slavery

News Feature, Aug. 20, 2010

Point Austin: Who Needs a Drug Test?

Welcome the president, but please stay hungry

News Column, Aug. 13, 2010

Point Austin: Hanging Together or Apart

Sanders vote less about money than community, race, and justice

News Column, Aug. 6, 2010

Point Austin: Deciding What To Settle For

City Council poised to prolong the Sanders / Quintana agony

News Column, Jul. 30, 2010

WDP, Labor Department Form Partnership for Workers

New alliance aims to improve working conditions in Texas

News Feature, Jul. 30, 2010

Point Austin: What the GOP Wants for You

The 2010 Republican Party platform is a real nightmare

News Column, Jul. 23, 2010

Point Austin: What the Memos Didn't Say

City management says it's solving the problems at Fleet – let's hope so

News Column, Jul. 16, 2010

Point Austin: Catch-2010

The ledger on Barack Obama features plenty of black eyes and feathers

News Column, Jul. 9, 2010

Point Austin: Something Must Be Done

City Manager Marc Ott needs to clean up Fleet Services management

News Column, Jul. 2, 2010

Point Austin: Step Up to Citizenship

The curtain rises on the annual budget pageant – places, please

News Column, Jun. 25, 2010

Point Austin: The Sporting Scene

It's just a Hail Mary pass from Memorial Stadium to Formula One

News Column, Jun. 18, 2010

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