It wasn't quite the same as last year (which featured the RNC in Cleveland and a wild presidential election), but 2017 certainly gave Northeast Ohioans.

Debates were aplenty about drug prices, mayoral candidates, and even our national leaders. Many of these discussions can be expected to continue in the coming year as well.

Until then, let's take a look back at the year in politics with WKYC's most-read stories on the subject over the past 12 months.

5. LeBron James reacts to Eminem's slam on President Trump

Cavaliers star LeBron James has made no secret of his disdain for President Donald Trump, even referring to his as the "so-called president" and a "bum." When rapper Eminem released a song slamming the president, James was quick to offer his praises on Twitter.

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4. Election 2017: What is Ohio Issue 2?

One of the most confusing and hotly contested ballot measures of 2017 was Ohio's Issue 2, which could've had a major impact on drug prices throughout the state. Our own Tiffany Tarpley and our partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer did their best to break things down for the voters, who ended up defeating the issue by a wide margin at the polls.

Read the story here.

3. Gov. Kasich calls President Trump's Charlottesville comments 'terrible'

John Kasich on to November

Following a white supremacist march and later counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Trump claimed the violence at the event was "on many sides." The statements drew outrage from both sides of the political spectrum, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who stated, "There is no moral equivalency between the KKK, the neo-Nazis and anybody else."

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2. The pros and cons of Ohio's Issue 1: Crime victim's rights


Besides the drug price measure, Ohio voters also cast their ballots on Issue 1, known as "Marsy's Law." Monica Robins took a closer look at the crime victims' rights proposal, which passed in a landslide.

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1. Cincinnati Republican says it's time to impeach President Trump

President Donald Trump on November 28, 2017
(Photo: Getty Images)

In an op-ed to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Judge Mark P. Painter (a Republican who served for 30 years) called for Donald Trump's impeachment just one month into his presidency, claiming, "Basic American values – free speech, the rule of law, separation of powers, even common decency – are unknown in this White House."

Read the story here.