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(Some of the toys deemed unsafe by PennPIRG in its annual toy safety report.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Safety Group’s Annual Report Lists Latest Unsafe Holiday Toys

The Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group says some toys are too loud or too small for safe play.

11/26/2013

Blog: Big Banks, Big Complaints

By Jim Donovan:  Do you have a complaint about your bank?  Well you’re not alone.  Thousands of Americans are using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s public Consumer Complaints Database to settle disputes with their banks, according […]

09/18/2013

(credit: John McDevitt)

Temple Launches Effort To Get Students To Vote

An effort was underway on Tuesday on Temple University’s campus to get students to the voting booth.

11/06/2012

(Angela Lee of PennPIRG, right, listens as Delaware Valley College senior Shelby Rolla speaks with reporters outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Survey: Thousands of College Students May Be Disenfranchised by Pa. ID Law

A new survey finds that Pennsylvania colleges are doing a lot better at making sure students face no surprises this November at the polls, but some are not providing compliant student IDs.

09/19/2012

(L-R: Alana Miller of PennPIRG, Anne Gemmell of Fight for Philly, and Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Pennsylvania Policy Groups Urge End To Special Tax Breaks For Corporations

A lot of procrastinating Pennsylvanians will be doing their taxes this weekend — never a pleasant task, but a pair of local nonprofit organizations wants to make you really angry about it.

04/12/2012

Toyland

3 On Your Side: Trouble In Toyland

Toxic or dangerous toys can still be found on America’s store shelves. That’s according to the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group’s 26th annual Trouble in Toyland report.

11/22/2011

(PennPIRG said all of these toys had some sort of safety issue.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Pa. Consumer Group Warns Parents About Potentially Harmful Holiday Toys

“It’s hard to tell, just based on the noise a toy makes, whether or not it’s going to pose a hazard,” says Alana Miller of PennPIRG.

11/22/2011

(Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Consumer Activists Say US Government Is Promoting Obesity

A Philadelphia-based activist group says if the government wants to battle childhood obesity, cutting subsidies to corn farmers would be a good start.

09/21/2011

(Megan DeSmedt) of PennPIRG, the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group.  File photo provided)

Philadelphia Group Says US House Isn’t Budget-Cutting In Public’s Interest

Megan DeSmedt of the organization PennPIRG calls the US House-passed spending resolution “wrongheaded” and hopes that the Senate will take a different path.

03/01/2011

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