(BIVN) – All the biggest stories in 2017 seemed to involve one man – the President of the United States, Donald Trump – who took office in January. The heavily Democratic state of Hawaii was not happy about it, and in Hilo and Kona, they took to the streets in large numbers.
Trump went to work right away, signing executive orders, rolling back many of the achievements of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin found a new sort of celebrity, as he led the challenge to Trump’s travel ban.
The Hawaii vs. Trump case went all the way to the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, it was Hawaii’s Congressional delegation – all Democrats – who found themselves on the front line of a new political resistance to the sweeping ideological changes in Washington.