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Kellan Howell

Politics Reporter

Kellan Howell is a politics reporter focusing on health care and drug policy in Washington, D.C. Before working at Newsy, Kellan covered politics for Circa and The Washington Times. She graduated from James Madison University in 2013 and earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and international affairs. Her reporting on cannabis policy has been featured on "Late Night with John Oliver."

  Recent Work
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Why Marijuana Banking Reform Is In The New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

President Trump
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Experts: National Stockpile Could Have Been Expanded Years Ago

President Donald Trump
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WHO Forms Global Coalition To Create Vaccine After U.S. Cuts Funding

Jovita Carranza, administrator of the Small Business Administration, speaks about the coronavirus
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Small Business Administration Says It's Out Of Money For PPP Loans

President Donald Trump
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

Can Trump Force States To Reopen? Experts Say No

Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

SBA Head Expects To Run Out Of Small Business Loan Money

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Coronavirus Hampers 2020 Marijuana Legalization Efforts

A worker handles medical equipment
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Where Are The Ventilators? Governors Begging Feds For Supplies

Customer wears mask in dispensary
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Most States Consider Dispensaries Essential Amid Pandemic — Here's Why

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Small Marijuana Businesses Ineligible For Federal Coronavirus Loans

U.S. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Robert Wilkie and President Trump
AP / Evan VucciSci/Health

VA Secretary: States 'Haven't Asked Us' For Help With Coronavirus

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APSci/Health

Could Vaping Increase Coronavirus Risk?

A woman wears a mask.
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How To Prepare For A Coronavirus Outbreak

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Bernie Sanders Wants To Legalize Pot On Day One. Can He?

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'Very Hectic:' What It's Like To Be A House Impeachment Manager

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Capitol Security Crackdown Could Hamper Impeachment Reporting

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, (D-Illinois).
Jeff Wick, NEWSY staffPolitics

Sen. Duckworth: Trump Has No Authority To Wage War With Iran

Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah and Rand Paul, R-Ky. speak to reporter after a briefing on a U.S. military strike against Iran.
Mai Nolasco-Corranza, NEWSY staffPolitics

Many Lawmakers Frustrated, 'Insulted' By Iran Briefing

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Soleimani Killing Draws Praise, Outcry On Capitol Hill

Customers survey a selection of cannabis products at Dispensary 33 in Chicago on the first day of legal sales for adult use.
Andrew Shafer, NEWSY StaffPolitics

Illinois' New Marijuana Law Could Set Benchmark For Social Equity

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PolI: Impeachment Puts Relationships To The Test At Holiday Gatherings

Rep. Elissa Slotkin addresses voters at a town hall days before a House vote to impeach President Donald Trump.
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'Vote Your Conscience': Democrats Brace For Historic Decision

Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Florida, speaks outside a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.
Jeff Wick / NEWSYPolitics

Judiciary Committee Turns Focus To Articles Of Impeachment

Rep. Val Demings, D-Florida
Mai Noalsco-Corranza / NEWSY staffPolitics

Democrats Say Case Against Trump Is Clear

President Clinton delivers remarks to employees and others at the Mackie Plant in Belfast, 1995
William J. Clinton Presidential LibraryPolitics

Senate May Look To Clinton Case If Trump Faces Impeachment Trial

Former Vice President Joe Biden
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Biden Taking Heat For His Stance On Weed

Dave Franco // NEWSY staffPolitics

House Judiciary Committee Passes Historic Marijuana Bill

Lawmakers prepare for the first public hearings on impeachment
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Staffer Who Overheard New Trump Phone Call Testifies

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Why Open Hearings Likely Won't Shift Public Opinion On Impeachment

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff
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Taylor Testimony Released As Public Impeachment Hearings Announced