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Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana working to address water quality issues in town of St. Joseph

Photos from Garrett Boyte show the decline from yellowish water to murky, muddy water

St. Joseph, Louisiana, is drawing comparisons to Flint, Michigan. Both are small towns with a predominately black population and high poverty rates; both have serious water problems that implicate both the local and state government.

St. Joseph is a picturesque little town of 1,000 along the Mississippi River, originally planned alongside a quaint New England-inspired town green; nearly half of the residents live beneath the poverty line, and the town […]

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