Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star

Kaitlin Lange

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Recent articles by Kaitlin:

Westfield is being forced to change its solicitation ordinance or be sued

Westfield is being forced to throw out an ordinance that lets whole neighborhoods opt out of solicitation, or risk a pricey lawsuit. → Read More

Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell likely to run for Susan Brooks' seat in Congress, sources say

Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, a Republican, is said to be looking for a house in the district and staffing up for a run to replace the retiring Susan Brooks. → Read More

Chain that touts affordability wants to open a hotel in Carmel. Neighbors aren't happy.

Residents of Carmel's Parks at Springmill fear people staying at a midpriced hotel such as avid would use the neighborhood's amenities. → Read More

Republican runs as an independent in Westfield City Council race

Westfield Republican City Council candidate Mike Johns faces an independent in November, Kate Healey Snedeker. She's a Republican. → Read More

Here's how much Carmel's Midtown Plaza and its big screen TV cost taxpayers

The city of Carmel, Indiana, spent an estimated $4.4 million on the plaza that opened in late May. → Read More

Carmel City Council bans smoking in all but three bars. Opposition persists.

Carmel strengthened its smoking ordinance, adding a prohibition against smoking in most bars and on e-cigarettes where smoking is banned. → Read More

Westfield mayor pushed for Grand Junction Plaza project. His two sons profited from the deal.

Westfield bought property from Mayor Andy Cook's sons for the Grand Junction Plaza project in 2017. Ethics experts say the mayor's role raises flags. → Read More

Former state Rep. Christina Hale enters race to replace Susan Brooks in Congress

Former Democratic state Rep. Christina Hale is officially running to fill Congresswoman Susan Brooks' 5th Congressional District seat. → Read More

Seat-saving tradition for CarmelFest Parade is getting out of hand, official says. Rules may change.

Carmel City Council President Jeff Worrell is drafting an ordinance to put boundaries on how early people can set out chairs for the parade. → Read More

Four women to file lawsuit against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

Four women who accused Attorney General Curtis Hill of inappropriately touching them at a party last year will file a federal lawsuit against him → Read More

With Indiana's Susan Brooks bowing out, Hoosiers prepare for tight race in the 5th District

As U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks looks toward a future outsider of politics, she's leaving behind a district Democrats and Republicans will spar over in 2020. → Read More

Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigns in Elkhart, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg's backyard

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought her presidential campaign to Elkhart Wednesday. → Read More

Gary Sen. Eddie Melton explores run for Indiana governor

Gov. Eric Holcomb has his first potential opponent for the 2020 gubernatorial election: State Sen. Eddie Melton. → Read More

MSNBC to host town hall with Elizabeth Warren in Fort Wayne next week

Sen. Elizabeth Warren will bring her presidential campaign to Indiana next week with stops in Fort Wayne and Elkhart. → Read More

Westfield to use $625,000 in Grand Park redevelopment money to settle tenant dispute

Westfield agreed to pay more than $600,000 from a public fund intended to spur development to settle a lease disagreement with a Grand Park tenant. → Read More

Carmel mayor's race bribery claims won't be investigated by county election board

The board voted 2-1 to dismissed the claims involving Mayor Jim Brainard and his Republican primary challenger, Fred Glynn. → Read More

Holcomb signs bill legalizing sports betting, allowing lucrative casino industry changes

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a controversial gaming bill into law Wednesday that legalizes mobile sports wagering and allows for a new Terre Haute casino. → Read More

Casino company turned to state lawmaker for title work. He voted for massive gaming bill.

The business ties are the latest to raise questions about Spectacle and its possible attempts to influence efforts at the Statehouse. → Read More

Indiana lawmakers are done for 2019. Here's are major bills that did and didn't make it.

More than 1,000 bills are filed every year, only a fraction receive a hearing and fewer still get signed into law. Here's where notable bills stood at the end of this session. → Read More

Here are 4 times Indiana lawmakers shaped controversial bills without public input in 2019.

They can plan big changes in private, refuse public testimony or offer last-minute amendments, when broader scrutiny often doesn't happen. → Read More