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A pile of logs, stripped of branches and cut to size, awaits transport near Halls Ranch within Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in eastern Arizona’s White Mountains. (Cronkite News Service photo by Brandon Quester)

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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.