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Rainbow crosswalk could be legal headache for Bellingham

Pride symbol reopens free-speech debate

A banner on display in downtown Bellingham as cars drive by.
A banner on display in downtown Bellingham on June 5 honors Pride Month. The city plans to paint a rainbow design on a downtown crosswalk as a further show of support to the LGBTQ+ community, despite legal concerns. (Ralph Schwartz/Cascadia Daily News)
By Ralph Schwartz Staff Reporter
A city work crew will transform a crosswalk in downtown Bellingham into a Pride rainbow later this m

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