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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering defense and national security. Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, 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

This Nov. 15, 2014, file photo, shows handguns in a display case at Metro Shooting Supplies, in Bridgeton, Mo. Gun sales have spiked in the region in the past year, and so have applications for concealed-carry permits.  Policing experts say that with more guns come more gun thefts. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Virginia halts concealed carry reciprocity with 25 states

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday the commonwealth will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits form 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the state. Published December 22, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

IRS can now revoke tax offenders' passports

Under a new enforcement provision passed into law earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service can revoke passports of serious tax offenders who owe more than $50,000 to the government. Published December 22, 2015

The Golden Hammer.

Obama's liberal agenda gets federally funded ride through the arts

Taxpayers are forking over $27 million next year for federally funded arts projects that include a performance by a San Francisco drag queen, art installations with climate change themes and theater plays that showcase food stamps, President Obama's immigration amnesty, lesbianism and gun rights opposition. Published December 17, 2015

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Dept of Defense official, a shackled detainee is transported by a female guard, front, and male guard, behind, away from his annual Administrative Review Board hearing with U.S. officials, at Camp Delta detention center, Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. A military judge has refused on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, to lift an order barring female guards at Guantanamo from having physical contact with five men charged in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Army Col. James Pohl denied a request by prosecutors to lift a temporary order he imposed in January. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Pentagon planning largest Gitmo detainee transfer since 2007

The Pentagon is preparing to move 17 detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay military detention center in Cuba in the coming weeks as President Obama races to close the facility before he leaves office in 2017. Published December 17, 2015

U.S. Navy SEALs in action. (U.S. Navy photo)

Navy SEALs accused of covering up deadly abuse of Afghan detainees

U.S. soldiers witnessed Navy SEALs and Afghan police brutally beating detainees in Afghanistan in 2012, but when they told commanding officers, the men in question were cleared of all wrongdoing in an apparent cover-up, The New York Times reported. Published December 17, 2015