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Senate honors Kristin Armstrong

The Senate this morning is honoring Olympic cyclist Kristin Armstrong, approving HCR 4, a resolution that earlier passed the House. “It’s a real honor to present HCR 4 for debate this morning honoring Boise’s own Kristin Armstrong,” said Sen. Elliot Werk, D-Boise. “We’re commending her not only for her athletic accomplishments … but for her tenacity, spirit, superior attitude, work ethic, focus, sportsmanship and exemplary conduct that have served as an inspiration to all Idahoans and to all Americans.”

Armstrong, the oldest rider to ever win an Olympic time trial gold medal and a two-time gold medalist, has brought “immense honor and pride to Idaho,” Werk said. He called her “a great Idahoan and a great American.” The Senate approved the resolution with a loud vote of approval; after the vote, Armstrong and her husband Joe, who were in the gallery, were welcomed with an ovation.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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