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A candidate for Missouri secretary of state is counting on his dog to help pick up some votes.

Republican state Sen. Bill Stouffer says his bloodhound, Duke, has been a popular sidekick at campaign events. Now, the long-eared, droopy-eyed dog is starring in a campaign commercial.

The spot opens with Stouffer's wife, Sue Ellen, saying ambiguously that he's loyal, protects those he serves, fights for what's right and hunts for the truth. After Stouffer thanks her for the praise, she jokes that the compliments were directed at Duke.

It appears unlikely that Missouri lawmakers will pass any legislation this year that would turn Interstate Highway 70 into a toll road.

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As of now, Missouri voters will not be voting this November on a measure that would require photo identification at the polls. That’s following a court ruling issued earlier this week.

 A lawsuit seeking to block a proposed constitutional amendment regarding voter identification in Missouri was heard today in Jefferson City.

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The State Redistricting Commission created new boundaries for Missouri’s 34 Senate districts when it voted to approve a map preliminarily Thursday. 

Drivers who are distracted while behind the wheel could be charged with a misdemeanor — even if they haven't broken any other laws — under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.

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A Missouri senator says he wants the full chamber to debate a measure allowing tolls on Interstate 70.

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State Senator Bill Stouffer says Interstate 70 is 60 years old, making it the oldest interstate in the nation. But it was only built with an intended 20-year lifespan.