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Eye On Boise

Lawmakers clash

When Sen. Edgar Malepeai accompanied a delegation from the Senate to the House to report that the chamber was ready for business, House Speaker Bruce Newcomb expressed doubts about whether Malepeai's attire met the House dress code. But the bright-awful-orange shirt, clashing orange tie, and borrowed, regulation-blue Boise State Alumni jacket were an obligation for the Democratic senator from Pocatello. He had bet Sen. Elliot Werk, D-Boise, on the outcome of a Boise State-ISU football game back in the fall - with the loser to wear the other school's colors on the opening day of the legislative session. That means Werk escaped starting off the session in orange and black.

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