Renton in the News

National and local coverage of the City of Renton.

The Nation - Nov. 2019

Boeing 737 fuselages travel through downtown Renton

How One Town Developed a New Way to Police

Renton, Washington, has become a national model for inclusive governing.

The Nation Magazine spotlights Renton as a national model for inclusive governing and innovative police work by Renton Police Department.

Crosscut - July 2019

Renton Mayor Denis Law at an Inclusion Task Force meeting

A model city for a majority nonwhite future is in our own backyard

During his 12 years as mayor of Renton, Denis Law helped build a politically inclusive city.

GeekWire in Renton - 2018

Mayor Law interviews with Geekwire

Mayor Denis Law is interviewed by GeekWire's Taylor Soper.

GeekWire is a fast-growing, national technology news site with strong roots in the Seattle region and a large audience of loyal, tech-savvy readers around the globe, who follow the site for breaking news, expert analysis and unique insights into the technology industry.

GeekWire spent October 28 to November 3 in Renton, interviewing residents to cover how our rapidly-changing city at the south end of Lake Washington is positioning for the future.

October 28Renton’s resurgence: Built on Boeing’s back, this city is poised for a tech boom in Seattle’s shadow

October 30From little kid to president of the company, Wizards of the Coast leader stays in the ever-evolving game

October 30Counting votes: Inside look at how King County uses tech to tally ballots as voter turnout surges

October 31 - Inside Sartori Elementary, Renton’s new STEM-focused elementary school that is preparing students to fill job skills gap

October 31 - TLDR: Could Renton become the next big tech hub of the Pacific Northwest?

November 1Developer plans to launch water taxis to connect Seattle region’s tech hubs by 2020

November 2Geek of the Week: From Renton to Carnegie Hall and beyond, Quinton Morris inspires via violin

November 3Renton recap: Top takeaways after embedding ourselves in this growing Seattle suburb

November 3 - ‘It just brings the fantasy to life:’ Wizards of the Coast president on D&D, Magic, and what’s next

November 4 - Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin on technology, touchdowns and the importance of building community

Q13 Visits Renton - May 2018

In May 2018, Q13 Fox spent a week highlighting the unique things that make Renton special. They featured our "one-of-kind library across the river", Bird Island, and the love on the Renton Loop.

They also profiled the revitalization of downtown and the burgeoning tech destination that is Southport.

Renton Library


Bird Island at Coulon Park

Finding Love on the Renton Loop

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