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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

University President Teresa Sullivan speaks during a board of visitors meeting about sexual assault at the University of Virginia on Tuesday Nov. 25, 2014 in Charlottsville, Va. The meeting comes after Rolling Stone published an article describing a woman's account of a brutal gang rape, and what the magazine called a hidden culture of sexual violence at the school. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Ryan M. Kelly)

Rolling Stone backs off on explosive U.Va. rape article charges

The explosive account in Rolling Stone of a brutal gang rape at University of Virginia fraternity lost more credibility Friday as the fraternity '"vehemently" challenged key facts in the story and the magazine’s editor expressed doubts about the key source and apologized for “discrepancies.” Published December 5, 2014

District officers carry the casket of former Mayor Marion Barry up the steps of the John A. Wilson Building, Thursday to be greeted by Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. Mr. Barry's remains were to lie in repose for 24 hours before a procession Friday to The Temple of Praise church. A viewing is scheduled Saturday at the convention center. (Associated Press)

Mourners remember the best in Marion Barry

Mourners filed into the District's city hall on Thursday to honor the late "mayor for life," Marion Barry, praising him as a champion for youth, elderly, and black communities in the District. Published December 4, 2014

Homeless Korean War veteran Thomas Moore, 79, adjusts his hat while wrapped in a blanket on a sidewalk in Boston on Nov. 20, 2013. Moore, who said he accidentally killed his best friend with a phosphorous grenade during one firefight and spent months afterward at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, also said he has no interest in getting a government-subsidized apartment. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Despite first lady's vow to end veteran homelessness, VA fails miserably

While first lady Michelle Obama has personally crusaded to end veteran homelessness, the Veterans Affairs marquee program to address the problem has stumbled badly in outreach to homeless veterans, failing to answer, check on or provide prompt service to tens of thousands who called its help line, an internal investigation found. Published December 3, 2014