Joe Stephens

Staff writerWashington, D.C.

The latest from Joe

IRS nominee John Koskinen pledges to probe the loss of millions of dollars to wrongdoing at nonprofit groups.

  • Dec 12, 2013

Court records indicate that some of the money helped cover expenses at Upper Marlboro bridal shop.

  • Nov 24, 2013

Faced with theft and embezzlement, charities often chose not to alert law enforcement, investigation shows.

  • Nov 23, 2013

Congress promises multiple investigations of alleged theft, secrecy and wrongdoing at charities.

  • Nov 1, 2013

Lela West worked gratis for a Virginia youth sports club for years before being charged with embezzlement.

  • Oct 30, 2013

A Post analysis found that more than 1,000 groups have had a “significant diversion” of assets since 2008.

  • Oct 26, 2013

Driver uses cellphone to record altercation leading up to the alleged assault.

  • Apr 30, 2013

Northeastern University student, 20, was cheering on runners near the finish and suffered shrapnel wounds.

  • Apr 23, 2013

Police say a shoving match led to gunfire at a business praised as a positive addition to the community.

  • Jan 26, 2013

It will take time and effort to correct the pattern, Virginia state regulators say.

  • Jan 17, 2013

The FCC said it still has grave concerns about Verizons’s 911 emergency call system.

  • Jan 10, 2013

Phone companies didn’t follow procedures after derecho storm, FCC report finds.

  • Jan 10, 2013

Outages in Verizon’s 911 service raise questions about whether FCC should take bigger role nationally.

  • Dec 4, 2012

The D.C. area’s 911 emergency network has suffered widespread systemic failures over two years.

  • Dec 1, 2012

Lack of funding for city fees led to a last-minute decision to call off the event.

  • Nov 24, 2012

The former head of the Obama administration’s controversial clean energy loan program warned a staff member last year not to include personal e-mail addresses in official correspondence, to prevent the personal accounts from being subpoenaed, documents show.

  • Aug 14, 2012

White House aides arranged a briefing for President Obama last summer on the loan program that backed failed solar company Solyndra.

  • Aug 9, 2012

An OMB staffer questioned last year whether the failing solar panel maker should be shuttered and sold to save taxpayers money.

  • Aug 1, 2012

Pepco and Dominion acknowledge hardships, but say they did well restoring power after a sudden storm.

  • Jul 9, 2012

Are Washington’s trees really the problem?

  • Jul 6, 2012
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About Joe

Joe Stephens joined The Washington Post in 1999 and specializes in in-depth enterprise reporting. He has won more than a dozen national honors, including three George Polk Awards. With colleagues, he has written three series that have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, including an examination of the growth of the nation’s largest environmental organization and an investigation into abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Other topics on which he has written extensively include the presidential race, political corruption, the war against terrorism, Afghan reconstruction, the federal judiciary and drug experiments conducted on children in the Third World. Joe is a 2012 Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University.