The news features presented here for this shared topic were published as original editorial content, and all were reported by the staff of Milwaukee Independent in 2018.

The Year In Review (YIR) series has evolved from simple annual highlights that recap the year to a more summarized presentation of important themes, packaged together for readers. This collection of content presents our work again, in a way that helps educate and inform the public who may have missed the stories originally, or want to see how the past 12 months connected the dots on related subjects.

This 2018 compilation also reflects the transformational mission of Milwaukee Independent, in a format that explores deeply personal issues and documents those inspirational stories that serve as an example for the community.