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Cover Teaser: When household budgets fall short, many Oklahomans turn to high-interest, nontraditional loans to cover expenses

Cover Teaser: When household budgets fall short, many Oklahomans turn to high-interest, nontraditional loans to cover expenses

P.4 When household budgets fall short, many Oklahomans turn to high-interest, nontraditional loans to cover expenses, but more consumers and legislators are speaking out about predatory lending practices that can assess up to 391 percent annual percentage rates. By Laura Eastes Illustration by Jim Massara

Lindsay Zodrow and her son, Finn, are fixtures at the Plaza District’s Collective Thread, which Zodrow opened in 2008. (Garett Fisbeck)

Changing shopping habits challenge local municipalities’ tax collections and retail shops

A decade ago, when Lindsay Zodrow was preparing to open her handmade boutique in Oklahoma City’s urban core, she imagined a shop that went beyond selling goods. When shoppers entered Collected Thread, Zodrow stood ready to assist in finding the perfect gift or treat. Often, she introduced people to the area, named local restaurants and

The Yale Theater, 227 SW 25th St., was once the premier movie theater serving neighbors of Capitol Hill and other south Oklahoma City neighborhoods. Developers Aimee Ahpeatone and Steve Mason seek to revitalize the near hundred year old facility into an events center. (Garett Fisbeck )

Yale Theater is poised for preservation, which district leaders say is revitalization gold for historic area

Oklahoma City’s Yale Theater is one of 25 preservation projects vying for funding from Partners in Preservation: Main Street.

Audience members raise their hands in support of preserving the Donnay Building when asked by Planning Commissioner Janis Powers to do so. (Megan Nance)

Braum’s application to rezone a portion of Classen Circle to make way for a new location is in limbo.

Braum’s application to rezone a portion of Classen Circle to make way for a new location is in limbo.

Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, the leader of Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City (Garett Fisbeck)

Disability rights and justice advocates want reform in police training and practices

Disability rights and justice advocates want reform in police training and practices following an officer-involved shooting of a deaf man.

Participants of the National Urban Ecosystems Forum will tour Myriad Botanical Gardens as an example of an urban development project that helps maintain a beautiful city for all species. | Photo Gazette file

Oklahoma City’s urban renaissance includes projects that address the coexistence of nature and the city.

Oklahoma City’s urban renaissance includes projects that address the coexistence of nature and the city.

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Cover Story: If Sinclair Broadcast Group’s planned purchase of Tribune Media goes through, it will own half the commercial television stations in OKC

Cover Story: If Sinclair Broadcast Group’s planned purchase of Tribune Media goes through, it will own half the commercial television stations in OKC.

DACA recipients Alejandro Raigoza Munoz left and Judith Huerta right comfort Brisa Ledezma as she speaks during a demonstration to defend DACA at Santa Fe South High School last week. (Garett Fisbeck)

The fight for permanent legal status will take Dreamers and their allies to Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation

The fight for permanent legal status will take Dreamers and their allies to Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation. Efforts are already underway.

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