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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell, an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covers campaign finance and government accountability. Originally from Williamsburg, Va., Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor's degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website "ITPro" in London and worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Guardian. She was also an executive editor of 22807, a new student magazine covering arts and culture in the JMU community.

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Articles by Kellan Howell

The most egregious examples of government waste, fraud or abuse from TWT staff. (Golden Hammer cropped logo)

Medicare overseers waste $251 million by using outdated drug pricing estimates

Ignoring previous cost-cutting recommendations from its own watchdogs, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wasted nearly $251 million in taxpayer dollars on infusion drugs in just 18 months by using outdated drug pricing estimates, which drove up the cost of prescription injectable drugs for an aging baby boomer population. Published April 23, 2015

Chef Joan Cheever runs "The Chow Train" food truck in Texas, which regularly feeds homeless people. Police have now fined her $2,000 for feeding the homeless in downtown San Antonio. (Image: NBC News 4, San Antonio)

Texas food truck owner fined $2K for feeding the homeless

A chef in San Antonio, Texas, has been using her nonprofit food truck, The Chow Train, to feed the homeless for years, but this week local police cited her with a $2,000 fine for breaking the city ordinance. Published April 18, 2015

In this photo taken Sept. 18, 2014, and released by the U.S. Navy, an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter flies by the USS Anchorage in the Pacific Ocean. When NASA's new state-of-the-art space capsule returns from its first orbit of the Earth, a Navy ship carrying the name of Alaska's largest city will be there to pluck it out of the ocean. The USS Anchorage, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, left San Diego on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, for the retrieval mission. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Specialist 1st Class Charles White)

Navy overtime scam: Civilian workers charged for bogus pay

Civilian workers at Indiana's Naval Weapons Station Crane sought and received nearly $4 million in pay for working with explosives, handling microorganisms or being in dangerous conditions. The only problem was, they never worked under such conditions. Published April 16, 2015

Wal-Mart is awaiting a court decision after one of its major shareholders, a church that owns 3,500 franchises around the country, filed to have high-capacity gun magazines removed from the stores. (Associated Press)

Wal-Mart beats church in court battle over gun sales

A federal appeals court has ruled that Wal-Mart's investors did not have the right to challenge the company's sales policies on guns and any other item shareholders may think socially offensive, slapping down a previous ruling from a judge appointed by President Obama. Published April 15, 2015