We’re talking about stories that impacted your life, your work, and the lives/work of the people around you. So please, don’t suggest that it was all about leading political figures. Yes — they can exert influence. But, is anybody else tired of facing the presumption that the most important news ALWAYS centers around lightning rod leaders. Sure it will be important sometimes. But what top stories DIDN’T relate to polarizing government leaders, but still impacted your work and witness — even if they only did so in your region?

Here are some possible suggestions to prime the pump. Was it…

Kim Jong Un announced that North Korea will denuclearize.
The net neutrality debate.
Cuba — and the transition out for the Castro family as rulers
Iraq holds its first elections since driving out the Islamic state
Bitcoin crashes (or at least falls).
Prince Harry and Meghan said “I do.”
Terrible wildfires in California or a new tsunami in Indonesia

What do YOU think??? Vote for one of these — or supply the answer yourself. Please click comment following this itsm on the web and speak your mind.