federal courts

Pima County Communications Office

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Pima County Superior Court Judge John Hinderaker to be a U.S. District Court judge for Arizona.

flickr.com

People who rely on firewood from Tonto National Forest and five other national forests in New Mexico now can cut and gather it.

National Park Service

The Tonto National Forest and five national forests in New Mexico have suspended firewood collection permit sales, timber sales, thinning and prescribed burns because of a federal court order related to a threatened owl.

nps.gov

 A U.S. judge has halted tree-cutting activities across thousands of square miles of the Southwest until federal agencies can get a better handle on how to monitor the population of a threatened owl.

AP

Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi who was convicted of corruption, money laundering and other charges is seeking a pardon from President Donald Trump.

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