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Kellan Howell

Political Reporter

Kellan Howell is a political 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 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

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows talks with reporters following a vote to pass a House resolution on impeachment.
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Lawmakers Draw Battle Lines Following Historic Impeachment Vote

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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Can Anything Big Get Done In Congress During Impeachment?

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Why The Constitution Leaves Legal Gray Area On Impeachment

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) answers questions during a town hall in Virginia Beach.
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Voters React to Moderate Democrats Call for Impeachment

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What Really Went Down Between Joe Biden, His Son and Ukraine

Cannabis plants at a cultivation facility in Denver, Colo.
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House Passes Marijuana Banking Reform. Will The Senate Follow?

Man vaping
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Why The Trump Administration Can't Regulate Marijuana Vapes

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DEA Says It Will Expand Access To Marijuana for Research

A marijuana plant during a 420 celebration.
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Report: States Shouldn't Bank On Marijuana Tax Revenue

Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd in Windsor, Canada.
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Voters (And Candidates) Look Abroad For Prescription Drug Solutions

Sen. Jeff Merkley, (D-Ore.) is co-sponsoring legislation to allow marijuana businesses to access the banking system.
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The GOP-Led Senate Hearing on Weed Banking Is Huge. Here's Why.

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CBD Related Poisonings Reach Highest Levels Yet, Here's Why

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Why Marijuana Advocates Disagree On Legal Home Growing

Former 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks with Newsy.
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Carly Fiorina Explains What It Takes To Stand Out In A Packed Debate

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CBD Is Common. Is It Safe Or Legal?

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How One 2020 Candidate Wants to Help Veterans Get Medical Weed

An exam room at La Clinica Del Pueblo, an immigrant community health center in Washington, D.C.
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Immigrants Fear Having Health Insurance Could Hurt Legal Status

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Why Canada Wants A Weed Trade Deal With The U.S.

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Why Joe Biden's Role In Drug War Could Stunt His 2020 Campaign

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Why People Of Color Are Being Shut Out Of The Cannabis Industry

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Why Tax Day Is So Much Harder For Marijuana Businesses

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Nielsen Ouster Sparks New Wave of Immigration Fears

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Obamacare Is Popular With Conservatives. So Is Repealing It.

Marijuana at Herbal Alternatives medical marijuana dispensary in Washington, D.C.
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A Bill To Let Weed Businesses Use Banks Is One Step Closer to Passing

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How 2020 Dems Are Talking About The Mueller Report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller
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Mueller's Final Report Could Model Past Special Investigations


What 2020 Candidates' Pot Platforms Say About Views On Legal Weed

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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A Divisive Impeachment Attempt Could Backfire on Democrats