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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

Camron Coleman, left, and Jordan Benoit move a damaged pew out of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church on Pine Street in the north end of Beaumont, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (Ryan Pelham/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

Senators push for churches to get disaster relief grants

Four Republican senators introduced a bill Monday that would allow churches to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance program grants, putting the houses of worship on the same playing field as non-religious nonprofits. Published September 19, 2017

In this Nov. 29, 2012, file photo, taken about a month after Superstorm Sandy hit, shows the Seaside Heights, N.J., boardwalk in ruins from storm damage. Three years after the storm, virtually all the boardwalks in New Jersey and New York have been rebuilt, with one remaining to be finished in each state. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

FEMA issues relief checks to Superstorm Sandy victims after five years

Many victims of the last massive storm to swamp the U.S., 2012's Superstorm Sandy, are still waiting for their government checks — raising questions about Federal Emergency Management Agency's ability to dole out financial relief in the oncoming Harvey-Irma onslaught. Published September 17, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives at the Capitol as his panel prepares to interview Donald Trump Jr., behind closed doors about the meddling and possible Russian links to President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Trump Jr. released a series of emails in July that detailed preparations for a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer and others where he was expecting to get damaging information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Grassley undecided on how to resolve 'blue slip' judicial holdups

Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley said Thursday he hasn't decided whether to disregard the chamber's blue slip tradition and push through one of President Trump's appeals court picks over the objections of a home-state Democrat. Published September 14, 2017

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens as Democratic senators hold a hearing hosted by Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., about how the GOP health care bill could hurt rural Americans, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Conservatives target Al Franken in ad for blue slip decision

The conservative Judicial Crisis Network said Wednesday it's running an ad in Minnesota targeting Democratic Sen. Al Franken for refusing to back one of President Trump's federal court judges, telling the senator to "stop being petty" and "grow up." Published September 13, 2017

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens as Democratic senators hold a hearing hosted by Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., about how the GOP health care bill could hurt rural Americans, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Franken charges Trump judicial nominee with hate group ties

A Democratic senator tried to tie one of President Trump's judicial nominees to a "hate group" Wednesday, saying the woman's decision to speak at an event sponsored by Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious liberty law firm, makes her unfit to sit on a federal appeals court. Published September 6, 2017

In this Oct. 15, 2013, file photo, Chuck Goolsbee, site director for Facebook's Prineville data centers, shows the computer servers that store users' photos and other data, at the Facebook site in Prineville, Ore. Facebook is making good on plans to expand its high-tech data center already under construction in central New Mexico. Gov. Susana Martinez's office announced early Tuesday, July 18, that the company will build a second building at the site near Los Lunas, just south of Albuquerque. (Andy Tullis/The Bulletin, via AP, File)

Cloudflare pressured to cut ties with Hamas-linked sites

An Israeli legal group is putting pressure on Cloudflare to stop doing business with terrorist groups, questioning why the web company was quick to oust a white supremacist website but still hosts accounts linked to Hamas. Published August 30, 2017