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Alex Swoyer

Alex  Swoyer

Originally from Texas, Alex Swoyer left the Lone Star State to attend the Missouri School of Journalism where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast.

She has experience covering stories in the mid-Missouri, Houston and southwest Florida areas where she worked at local affiliate TV stations and received a First Place Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

After graduating from law school in Florida, she decided to leave the courtroom and return to the newsroom as the video journalist for The Washington Times. She can be reached by email at aswoyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Alex Swoyer

In an undated photo made with a remote camera, Field Time Target & Training operations manager Craig Caringella is obscured by the muzzle blast  while  firing a .500 S&W Magnum revolver at the new Stanton shooting in Stanton, Calif.  The gun range can accommodate all pistols in addition to powerful rifles.  (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Jebb Harris )   MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT

Liberals' worst nightmare: South Carolina schools move toward pro-gun curriculum

A South Carolina state lawmaker wants students to celebrate gun rights in schools, so he introduced the "Second Amendment Education Act," which designates Dec. 15 as "Second Amendment Awareness Day" and requires instruction on the right to bear arms for at least three consecutive weeks in the school year. Published January 15, 2015

HAZARDOUS: Fort McClellan in Alabama was the site of the only military facility in the U.S. to use live chemical weapons such as sulfur mustard and nerve agents. (Associated Press)

Pentagon puts budget concerns ahead of Fort McClellan troops' welfare

Putting budget concerns ahead of troop welfare, a top Obama administration appointee declared to Congress that the Pentagon doesn't want to spend the money to alert hundreds of thousands of soldiers who served at a once-contaminated Army base that they may have been exposed to toxins. Published January 11, 2015

Millennials value online relationships as much as those made in-person, experts are finding. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Millennials value 'elationships' as much as in-person relationships

More than a third of millennials say connecting with others online and forming "elationships" is just as meaningful as face-to-face relationships, according to the Cassandra Report published by Deep Focus, a marketing expertise company. Published January 5, 2015

U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, June 27, 2006. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Obama releases five more Gitmo prisoners

President Obama released five more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay Naval Base overnight, Fox News reported. They were held for more than a decade and were sent to resettle in Kazakhstan. Published December 31, 2014

In this Jan. 15, 2013, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Women and millennials in leadership roles are better for business: report

A business that has women and millennials in leadership roles will be more successful, according to a study from Development Dimensions International Inc., a talent management consultancy company. The reasoning is that including varied perspectives helps decision-making and problem-solving, which improves business success, the study found. Published December 15, 2014

Opelousas, Louisiana, Mayor Donald Cravins (Facebook) **FILE**

VIDEO: Democratic La. mayor encourages voter fraud

A conservative political action committee released a video Monday on YouTube allegedly showing a Democratic mayor urging voter fraud during a recent private event for Louisiana Sen. Mary L. Landrieu. Published December 1, 2014