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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.

Kellan can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Kellan Howell

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

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) blessing at the end of the Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican , Sunday, April 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis rejects France's gay ambassador to the Vatican: report

Pope Francis has been touted has one of the most progressive Vatican leaders, but the head of the Catholic church is sticking to conservative doctrine by reportedly rejecting France's new ambassador, Laurent Stefanini, who is openly gay. Published April 10, 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's right to sell guns at risk in lawsuit

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest gun retailer, is awaiting a verdict Wednesday to see whether it can continue to sell modern sporting rifles if enough investors think it's a business the company shouldn't be in. Published April 7, 2015