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Renton honors its many volunteers | GUEST COMMENTARY

"In 2015, more than 5,000 volunteers helped the City of Renton with 100 projects and programs, giving more than 40,000 personal hours to our community."


Traffic drives look at growth, moratorium | GUEST COMMENTARY

We still welcome growth, new jobs and quality development in Renton. But we have a responsibility to make sure that we’re attracting the right type of development, and locating it in the right place where we can mitigate the impacts.


Successes abound as Renton heads into 2014 | GUEST COMMENTARY

Mayor Denis Law looks back on 2013 and ahead to 2014.


State need to invest in tranposrtation now | COMMENTARY

Our economic standing is at great risk if we allow our backbone network of roads, highways, bridges and public transportation to decay.

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When we’re in danger, remember it’s our police officers who come to help | Mayor Denis Law

I was proud to see several of our police officers participating this weekend in the Seahawks 12K Run. Dressed in uniform and carrying more than 30 pounds of gear, officers Chris Greenwade, Tanuj Soni, Chris Nielsen and Cassidy Steed, along with his K-9 partner Fedor, ran the 7.25 miles in honor of those who were killed or injured during the Boston Marathon last week.

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COMMENTARY: City needs to get moving on two new libraries | MAYOR DENIS LAW

You can be assured that continued delays and debate will cost taxpayers more money. And not everyone will be happy with the final decisions, but that’s to be expected.

Tough steps needed to end senseless shootings in nation | Mayor’s message

I have joined cities across the county and signed a letter from the United States Conference of Mayors to the President asking for immediate action to introduce and pass legislation and make reasonable changes in our gun laws and regulations.

Tough times still ahead but so are brighter days in Renton | Mayor Denis Law

As I enter my second term in the mayor’s office, I anticipate more challenging times ahead. The recovery from this recession has proven to be very slow and we expect several more years of tight budgets. It’s critically important that we all chip in and help those in need in our neighborhoods and support our local businesses. Despite these difficult times, there are many reasons to be optimistic.

Visit a Starbucks, help local students | Mayor Denis Law

Providing quality education to our children is critical to the continued economic development of our city and the future of our community. With the new school year already under way, teachers need our help. From African-American history books for elementary students, to wickless alcohol burners to teach middle school students about science, to requests for guitar kits to help high school students who love music, there is no end to the needs of a classroom. And to meet these needs we must all be committed and support our teachers and students.

DENIS LAW: A week to celebrate in Renton

As we maneuver through routine issues facing the city each week, it’s easy to forget all of the good things taking place in our community.… Continue reading

DENIS LAW: Challenges met; city to engage citizens in facing the new ones

Against the backdrop of our state government in financial crisis, and a nation continuing to face its worst economic challenges in generations, our city has… Continue reading

DENIS LAW: City needs county help if Skyway to reach full potential

It was an exciting time when we moved from Renton into a new home in Skyway. The house overlooked Bryn Mawr and had a spectacular lake view as many homes on the West Hill enjoy. My daughters attended Lakeridge Elementary and the community had two supermarkets, a hardware store, a drug store, smaller retail stores, a bowling alley and many local restaurants. Skyway had an annual parade and there was a strong sense of community. This was back in the early 80s.

DENIS LAW: 4,000 volunteers help make community run

April is Volunteer Month and I want to take this opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism that defines our community. Volunteers continue to make a big difference; last year more than 4,000 volunteers contributed more than 60,000 hours of service to the Renton community. Their contribution and their personal commitment to serve make our community unique and special. Some of our volunteers have served for more than 35 years.

DENIS LAW: Shooting reminds how important officers really are

For the second time this month, I have had the flags on city facilities lowered to half-staff in honor of four more police officers who… Continue reading

DENIS LAW: City budget tight; layoffs are likely

(Editor’s note: The following is a letter that Mayor Denis Law sent to City of Renton employees recently, outlining the state of the city’s finances… Continue reading

DENIS LAW: Only a catastrophic event would flood downtown Renton

Last week there was a flurry of media reports about the possibility of flooding in the Green River Valley, including the news of the temporary… Continue reading

DENIS LAW: Refocusing government on results that matter

At the start of my administration, I set a goal for our city — to garner public confidence and trust in government through accountability and… Continue reading