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New laws for a new year: Sunday hunting, voting by mail, tobacco 21, a state amphibian and more

How Pennsylvanians vote, when they hunt among 2019 changes that will affect us in 2020


How Gov. Tom Wolf used his veto power in 2019

Why are we putting fossil fuel profits before children’s lives? | Opinion


Business leaders look to 2020

Hershey is retiring fleet of Kissmobiles


State inmate charged with conspiring to kill former prosecutor

Suicide, fatal OD add to Delco prison woes


Meet the African American man charged with bringing Glen Mills back from the dead

Scranton School Board to appoint new director Thursday


Every Pa. county will have new voting machines — with paper trails — in 2020

Final Pennsylvania county OKs new paper-trail voting system

Health Care

2 more Pa. deaths reported as flu cases continue to increase

Local News

Grant awarded to Lackawanna County court advocates for children

Carmen Pellegrino, West Scranton pizza icon, dies

Wyoming County adopts $15.4M budget

Discarded cigarettes caused about $500K in damages to Mohnton Fire Co. Social Quarters

For New Year’s, Butler County town is in Harmony with Germany

East Deer adopts $1.4M budget with no tax increase

Local leaders offer their Happy New Year wishes

Judge’s order moves along suit by Wilkes-Barre officer for possession of K-9 dog

Shavertown fire company ceases aluminum can collection

Welcome to 2020: New year brings plenty of big stories

Hazleton seeking $3M in grants

For Spartikus the dog, New Year’s marks 500 days without a home in the Lehigh Valley

Hempt Farm tract in Cumberland County ‘will be developed,’ but not before its zoning is figured out

National News

West Virginia correctional officer cadets fired after giving Nazi salute in class photo

New Jersey

#MeToo in New Jersey: State senator forms committee to fight toxic harassment culture in politics


Mayor Kenney pocket vetoes six bills as his first term ends

Inside man to trailblazing outsider: Mayor Jim Kenney goes bold with police commissioner in second term

New Year’s Eve homicides make 2019 the worst for killings in Philly since 2007

The Mummers Parade 2020 is today. Here’s what to know.

The most curious things we learned about Philly over the past year

Here are the year’s significant achievements of 10 Philly Latinos

How will the economy, home prices, and the new tax abatement affect Philly in 2020? Experts weigh in.

Two Philly elementary schools to remain closed because of asbestos damage

At a Philly public school, blind children finally have a fantastic place to play

2020 Philadelphia is way ahead of 2010 Philadelphia, but still behind the rest of the nation | Editorial

New case tests big question: Can Philly kids sue after getting sick in school buildings?


Reflecting on the past, looking toward the future: Pittsburgh rings in 2020 at First Night

First Night attendees in Pittsburgh enjoy New Year’s Eve events

Pittsburgh homicides hit lowest in 20 years

County police release more detailed account of Wilkinsburg police shooting

Wilkinsburg man was shot 7 times by police, investigators say

Long-term I-579 ramp closures begin Saturday

‘Why? Why did you do this?’ a mother asks her son, accused of killing a 90-year-old man

Karen Kane named managing editor of the Post-Gazette

Deceased Allegheny County Jail inmate identified

State News

104th Pa. Farm Show features new foods, old favorites

From Yuletide icon to dinner for goats: Christmas tree recycling gets creative

Investigation into deer-torture video nearly complete, Pa. game warden says

As we enter a new decade, some Western Pa. things never change

Newsmaker of the decade: Survivors of sexual abuse – brave, loud and saving others

Overdose deaths in Westmoreland, Allegheny counties on course to drop again

Decade in review: Photos, stories that shaped Western Pa. during 2010s

Northeast PA says goodbye to another soggy year

Stories to look for in 2020 that will affect Berks County


Roundabouts in Oley and Ruscombmanor townships confusing but working to reduce accidents

The gift of safer roads: Police report fewer traffic incidents over Christmas