Issue: January 24, 2013

On SN&R's cover this week, Rachel Leibrock profiles Steve Hansen: the city's first openly gay council member, the first to represent the newly redefined District 4, the first to live on the Midtown-downtown grid in three decades and the first ever to represent the entire central city as one.

Hansen--a relative political newcomer who ran on a platform promising change, fresh ideas and accountability--won because he inspired a rising demographic of urban dwellers, artists, gays and young entrepreneurs. But now the 33-year-old is joining the jaded politicos inside City Hall. Can he stay true, can he deliver?

Also this week: Nick Miller reports on the Kings looming move to Seattle and Stephanie Rodriguez previews this weekend's VegFest.