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Judge Raner Collins halts logging in Southwest over Mexican spotted owl

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — 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.

The order issued by the U.S. District Court in Tucson, Arizona, covers 18,750 square …