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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 a legal affairs reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached by email at aswoyer@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Alex Swoyer

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

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

Chevy Chase stars as Clark Griswold in the 1989 hit 'Christmas Vacation.'

Gas prices hit four-year low ahead of holiday

The American Automobile Association predicts lower gas prices will increase holiday travel by at least 4 percent during the next two weeks. Nearly 99 million people will travel at least 50 miles during Christmas and the New Year. Published December 18, 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

Many churches and charitable foundations are jumping on board the internet platform. (GivingTuesday.org)

Giving Tuesday: Millennials’ answer to consumerism

Giving Tuesday — the millennial generation's answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday — has again arrived, with the initiative urging people to donate time, goods or funds to charity. Published December 2, 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

Veterans Moving Forward service dogs, like the one seen here, are taught to retrieve medication, cell phones, open doors and even do laundry for the physically disabled veterans. They also alert veterans to physical symptoms of anxiety caused by PTSD

VETERANS DOGS: Dogs help wounded veterans move forward

The service dogs are taught to retrieve medication, cell phones, open doors and even do laundry for the physically disabled veterans. They also alert veterans to physical symptoms of anxiety caused by PTSD. Published November 6, 2014

A woman smokes a cigarette during a break from work in downtown Chicago. (Associated Press)

U.N.’s World Health Organization urges global tobacco tax hike

The U.N.'s World Health Organization on Tuesday approved a measure committing countries around the world to sharply raise excise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products, a key step to what critics warn will be a push for a global tax on tobacco. Published October 14, 2014