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Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group

(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

(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

(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