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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: Tell Us Something We Don't Know

Capital Metro report discovers that the agency's been badly managed. Who knew?

News Column, Apr. 30, 2010

State Report Slams Cap Metro

Transit agency in a crisis, Sunset Advisory Commission says

News Feature, Apr. 30, 2010

Bill Minutaglio on Black Texas

UT journalism prof to talk Tuesday in San Marcos

Books Daily, Apr. 26, 2010 9:28 PM

Point Austin: The Body of Christ

McNally play defies the fake religiosity of those who would suppress it

News Column, Apr. 23, 2010

Point Austin: Sounds Like a Plan

CAMPO's 2035 Plan reads like a dream of a different Central Texas

News Column, Apr. 16, 2010

Point Austin: Taking Fire

Did you happen to vote for dictatorial rule?

News Column, Apr. 9, 2010

Point Austin: The Chief Considers His Options

Dallas' recruitment of Art Acevedo deals him a very strong hand

News Column, Apr. 2, 2010

Acevedo on Dallas, Austin, and Ambition

News Column, Apr. 2, 2010

'Statesman' Buys In Fact Daily

Austin's daily buys online political newsletter

News Feature, Apr. 2, 2010

Statesman Purchases In Fact Daily

IFD editor Jo Clifton explains sale

News Daily, Mar. 29, 2010 1:28 PM

Point Austin: Yes, They Did

You've got health care – even in Texas

News Column, Mar. 26, 2010

Point Austin: Whistling for the Train

City says latest bond delay just another stop on the line

News Column, Mar. 19, 2010

Les Signes Vitaux / Vital Signs

Daily reviews and interviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 19, 2010


Screens Feature, Mar. 19, 2010

Point Austin: Have You Heard the Dish?

The ambivalent state of political journalism

News Column, Mar. 12, 2010

Point Austin: Scenes From an Election Day

A snapshot of one primary day's political doings

News Column, Mar. 5, 2010

201st District Court: Meachum Runaway

Meachum handily fends off Patterson

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2010

201st Court: Meachum Runaway

Patterson's Perry links scupper her district court plan

News Daily, Mar. 3, 2010 4:05 PM

147th Court Race: Beckie Gammon Attacks

Wife of candidate goes negative

News Daily, Mar. 1, 2010 5:25 PM

Point Austin: What's in a Word?

Joseph Stack's terrorism calls attention to rampant political hypocrisy

News Column, Feb. 26, 2010

Point Austin: We're All Flakes Here

It's not the sideshow candidates who should worry Texas voters

News Column, Feb. 19, 2010

Point Austin: And the Winner Is ...

What we think about when we think about endorsing

News Column, Feb. 12, 2010

Point Austin: Earthquake All Around

Central Texas hunger remains a slow-motion, invisible disaster

News Column, Feb. 5, 2010

Moriarty Case Back in Court

The former Austin Clean Water Program director is still trying to clear his name

News Feature, Feb. 5, 2010

Point Austin: Revenge of the Cyborgs

Speech may be free, but justice costs real money

News Column, Jan. 29, 2010

County Permits TXI Aggregate Mine

Controversial sand and gravel mining project wins approval

News Feature, Jan. 29, 2010

Point Austin: How Much for a Hanger?

Austin ponders the latest corporate incentive proposal

News Column, Jan. 22, 2010

Juggling Fire

Stroke survivor Alex Lemon chronicles the hard times in his memoir, Happy

Books Feature, Jan. 22, 2010

Earle Goes NXNW

Dem lite guv hopeful makes his case at Sherlock's

News Daily, Jan. 19, 2010 11:20 AM

Point Austin: The Army Saves the Day

The Corps of Engineers speaks, and Travis County and TXI hang fire

News Column, Jan. 15, 2010

What Would John Galt Do ... About Global Warming? Deny It.

Is John Mackey's 'John Galt' complex putting Whole Foods' bottom line on the line?

News Feature, Jan. 15, 2010

Point Austin: Health Care Is the Least of It

The debate in Washington and at home is about how to be a workable country

News Column, Jan. 8, 2010

Top 9 Local Stories

News Feature, Jan. 1, 2010

Point Austin: What History Teaches

There are different ways of counting social costs

News Column, Dec. 25, 2009

The View From 21 Rio

Workers mourn and OSHA cites contractors in fatal accident

News Feature, Dec. 25, 2009

Point Austin: The City's Tired Story

Fleet Services may be cleaning up those tires, but there's still a big mess

News Column, Dec. 18, 2009

Point Austin: When a House Is Not a Home

Workers and homeowners seek justice from home builders

News Column, Dec. 11, 2009

Point Austin: Twilight of the Empire

Obama's expansion of the war leads nowhere

News Column, Dec. 4, 2009

Pecan Street Project

The Department of Energy awards 32 grants nationwide for energy research – PSP a winner

News Feature, Dec. 4, 2009

Point Austin: Angels Wanna Wear Our Red Shoes

If GOP dominoes refuse to fall, maybe the Dems can take advantage

News Column, Nov. 27, 2009

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