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Juneau pleads for stop to unauthorized rainbow crosswalks


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau officials are searching for a compromise between public safety and creative expression in response to unauthorized multicolored crosswalks.

The white lines marking a crosswalk in the city have been painted over with rainbowcolors five times since last year, the Juneau Empire reported.

The city said it costs $300 each time to repaint the crosswalk white, the color needed for safety reasons. Another crosswalk was found to be painted in rainbow colors Tuesday.

In an open letter to residents this week, city manager Rorie Watt pleaded for the unknown person to...

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