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Crack open a pineapple Fanta and catch up on this week's news

L-R: Essex Porter, Bill Radke, Joni Balter, Paul Guppy

If you want to avoid a new tax on soda, load up now. You'll pay more when Seattle's new sugary drinks tax kicks in on January 1. Also new on New Year's Day: statewide paid sick leave and another upward tick in Seattle’s minimum-wage. 

Plus, it looks like voters will get the chance to decide whether it should be easier to prosecute cops who use deadly force. Supporters of Initiative 940 turned in signatures this week. And we learned more about last week's deadly Amtrak crash near DuPont.

We'll cover those stories and more with Joni Balter, Essex Porter and Paul Guppy.

Year started with KUOW: 2012