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Arizona, 21 other states to have federal timber payments reduced

The federal government will deduct more than $860,000 from its timber payment to Arizona this year, some of the more than $15 million the U.S. Forest Service said it will withhold from 22 states.... Read more»

Supreme Court rejects Tombstone water repair request

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Tombstone’s request for an emergency injunction that would have let the town take heavy equipment on federal lands to fix water pipelines damaged in last year’s wildfires.... Read more»

Az counties get $31.5 million for federal lands

Arizona counties last week received $31.5 million from the Interior Department to compensate them for federal lands on which they cannot collect property taxes.... Read more»

Federal lands add billions of dollars, thousands of jobs to state

Recreation on federal lands last year supported more than 8,000 jobs in Arizona’s rural communities, the fourth-highest in the nation, according to an Interior Department report.... Read more»