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Seahawks day at the Lege

OLYMPIA -- Senate Majority Floor Leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sports a Seattle Seahawks hood and scarf as he moves the Senate through the pro forma session Friday. A dress code that usually requires business attire on the Senate floor was relaxed to allow Seahawks jerseys and other paraphernalia or blue and green clothing. (Jim Camden)
OLYMPIA -- Senate Majority Floor Leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sports a Seattle Seahawks hood and scarf as he moves the Senate through the pro forma session Friday. A dress code that usually requires business attire on the Senate floor was relaxed to allow Seahawks jerseys and other paraphernalia or blue and green clothing. (Jim Camden)

Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, sports Seahawks attire while leading the Senate through today's pro forma session.

OLYMPIA -- It is Seahawks attire day in the Capitol, where Senators and staff were allowed -- actually encouraged -- to wear team attire or team colors and a motion in the House approved by Speaker Pro Tem Jim Moeller will allow such on Fridays through the Super Bowl.

The latter will presumably be moot should the 'Hawks not win on Sunday.

The sartorial splendor was somewhat short-lived in the Senate, which only had a quickie "pro forma" session to show of the blue and lime green.

Majority Floor Leader Joe Fain, R-Auburn, took advantage of the relaxation of normal rules for "business attire" to sport a combination hood and scarf which he said was a Christmas gift. Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, which had relaxed the dress code earlier in the week, presided in a Seahawks tie from behind a rostrum that had a Seahawks license plate with his name on it. Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, briefly wore had a lime green hat.

This caps a week of repeated and often gratuitous exclamations of "Go 'Hawks" in everything from Gov. Jay Inslee's state of the state address to a floor speech supporting the end to differential tuition in the state's colleges and universities to a lobbyist questioning changes to the states medical marijuana law.




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