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The last Dollar General store to open before the moratorium took effect in Tulsa's District 1 sits just north of the city’s downtown. (Shane Bevel/For The Washington Post). Editors’ note: This story failed to adequately attribute research on the impact of dollar stores on grocery stores in the Tulsa area to a 2018 report by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. The article has been updated. Vanessa Hall-Harper, a lifelong resident of this city’s poorest area, has viewed the opening of dollar stores in recent years with trepidation. The stores were a reminder of the blight, she said, and they blocked grocers and others from opening. So when she was elected to the City Council, she fought back, ushering in restrictions on new stores. Full story

17 February