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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: 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

Point Austin: Bad Advice

A few questions about the city's designated experts

News Column, Jun. 11, 2010

Final Appeals: Powell Set to Die June 15

Powell supporters join in last attempts to spare his life

News Feature, Jun. 11, 2010

Point Austin: Let David Live

The execution of David Powell will not serve justice

News Column, May. 21, 2010

Bowled Over by Solar

Austin becomes a Solar America City

News Feature, May. 21, 2010

Point Austin: Read It and Weep

The suppressed KeyPoint report raises questions that still need answering

News Column, May. 14, 2010

Point Austin: Feet on the Ground

If May Day has a meaning, it's one we build together

News Column, May. 7, 2010

TRMPAC Forever

Justice DeLayed is justice forgotten

News Feature, May. 7, 2010

Building a Place to Build Community

Northeast center built on progressive foundation

News Feature, May. 7, 2010

Southwest Key Breaking Social Ground

Center aims to tackle unemployment issues in East Austin

News Feature, May. 7, 2010

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