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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) - The Historic Taos Inn in New Mexico is up for sale. The Albuquerque Journal reports the 44-room hotel, bar and restaurant that spans two acres and is comprised of several 19th century adobe buildings is on the market for $7.1 million. The current ownership group has had the hotel for 30 years. The Taos Inn was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The Aztec city attorney is resigning after making a questionable comment during the presentation of a Pride Month proclamation. Larry Thrower says he disagreed with city officials on how to approach Pride Month. The city is searching for his replacement.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A murder case against a man accused of killing his roommate in Nambe has been dismissed. A state district judge cited speedy trial violations in ordering Robert Mondrian-Powell set free on Friday. Police had accused him of killing Elvira Segura in September 2016.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State lawmakers are considering rethinking New Mexico's complex liquor licensing system in hopes that more local alcohol vendors can help revitalize downtowns in smaller cities like a brewery did for Truth or Consequences. The Albuquerque Journal reports members of a legislative committee agreed this summer to review the licensing system and other ideas to help downtowns.

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