The Bulletin

Migrant child labor at an Eastern Shore poultry plant and more Va. headlines

By: - September 20, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A 14-year-old Guatemalan boy’s arm was mangled by a machine while working the night cleaning shift at a poultry plant on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, drawing attention to the open secret of migrant child labor in American slaughterhouses.—New York Times

• Virginia’s new budget allows breweries to distribute some of their own beer, a step back from the longstanding “three-tier system” that required third-party distributors to transport beer from where it’s made to where it’s sold.—Richmond BizSense

• A Facebook post about burning a former slave plantation led to the arrest of a Leesburg man who says the comment was social commentary, not a literal threat.—Loudoun Times-Mirror

• The Richmond School Board voted to overhaul its admissions process for specialty schools to favor economically disadvantaged students.—WTVR

• A Virginia family fulfilled its dream of growing pumpkins big enough to go on display at Dollywood.—WATE


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