2020 in headlines from The Chronicle

Looking back at 2020, our editorial team sifted through a tumultuous year of stories. Here’s our year in headlines, including the editor’s favorites you may have missed, and some of our most-read pieces from 2020.

30 Dec 2020 | 10:28

    As New Yorkers head north, real estate booms in Orange County.

    2. ‘This is my community, too’

    Sabrina Jennings’ first-hand account about racism in her hometown of Warwick, N.Y. spurred countless letters to the editor.

    3. An immigrant’s story

    Mehrsa Baradaran went from being forced to shout ‘Death to America’ twice a day as a child in Iran to ‘I pledge allegiance’ in classrooms in Goshen. Today, she is part of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team.

    4. A look into the rare purple marriage

    In an era of ever-more polarized politics, these couples have found ways to live with their differences.

    Often overlooked EMS workers, many of whom are unpaid and juggling full-time jobs, just want to help the community.

    6. Pandemic’s silver lining: a fitter lifestyle

    Some gained “the quarantine 15,” then shed “the Covid-19.

    7. ‘No-win situations’: Parents stress over learning options

    After receiving hybrid learning options at the eleventh hour, local parents struggle to decide whether to send their children back to school, continue remote learning at home, or some combination of the two.

    8. Doctors and nurses feel alone and angry as they gear up for the next wave

    Between public apathy and a stressed medical system, medical workers are left shouldering the burden of Covid-19 as cases reach new highs.

    9. Getting closer to the source

    To avoid crowded grocery stores, locals flock to small farms to get their food.

    10. ‘I experience it way more than I should’

    Local students speak out about racism in our community.