Roundtable: Top Stories Of 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer
Credit: Associated Press
Above: Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

ME TOO

The Story

Time Magazine named "The Silence Breakers" its Person of the Year. People from all walks of life have felt empowered to come forward to tell their stories of sexual abuse and harassment. As a result, big names in politics, media and entertainment have lost their careers.

The Discussion

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FAKE NEWS

The Story

President Donald Trump went to war with the media and criticized unfavorable coverage as "fake news".

The Discussion

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TRUMP'S FIRST YEAR

The Story

The new President entered the White House with full Republican control of Congress and growing questions about his campaign's relationship with Russia during the election.

The Discussion

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IMMIGRATION

The Story

San Diego has been ground zero for the push to build a new border wall. Also, so-called dreamers are in limbo as Congress struggles to extend DACA.

The Discussion

SAN DIEGO'S HOMELESS CRISIS

The Story

The county dealt with new challenges as housing costs continued to climb, including a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A.

The Discussion

DEADLY WILDFIRES

The Story

The 2003 Cedar Fire was eclipsed this year by the Thomas Fire as the largest in state history.

The Discussion

CHARGERS LEAVE SAN DIEGO

The Story

After more than 50 years in Mission Valley and several failed attempts to build a new stadium, Chargers owner Dean Spanos finally decided to relocate the NFL franchise.

The Discussion