Our top clicked stories of 2019

What were readers interested in most last year?

The Renton Reporter has covered the biggest stories in Renton for 2019. But what stories attracted the most attention online?

Using our website statistics, we’ve gathered the most-clicked stories from Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019. They range from crime to new eating spots to our Best of Renton voting page. One even includes a 2018 story about local teen Benicio Bryant, who was on “The Voice Kids” Germany before being a finalist on “The Voice” in the U.S this year. Thanks to our 491,047 readers for the over 1 million page views in 2019!

And the readers’ top stories online at rentonreporter.com were:

  1. Topgolf to bring high-tech driving range to Renton 12.3k views
  2. Hi-Lands Shopping Center property stays vacant after developer drops project 12.2k views
  3. Woman assaulted, raped near Liberty Park in Renton 6.4k views
  4. City approves Chick-fil-A in Renton 6.3k views
  5. Third times a charm? New restaurant set to open on MV highway 6.1k views
  6. Turtles tagged with swastikas prompt rally against hate in Renton 5.3k views
  7. Vote for Best of Renton 2019 4.8k views
  8. Renton man says shooting was “a dominance thing” 4.8k views
  9. Denny’s closes in preparation of WSDOT construction 4.7k views
  10. Local teen makes it on ‘The Voice Kids” in Germany 4.7k views

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