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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. MDT

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.

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have seized more than $1 million in heroin at an immigration checkpoint in New Mexico. The agency says authorities conducting an inspection at the checkpoint on New Mexico Highway 70 found the drugs in a black Honda on Thursday that was being transported across the border on a tractor-trailer with other cars.

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