Tents to be removed as new Salem ordinance takes effect

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A new city ordinance is going into effect that will force around 400 people to move from their tents in downtown Salem, Oregon. The Statesman-Journal reports that the ordinance will ban people from camping and leaving personal property on public right of way beginning on Monday. The Salem City Council considered implementing city-sanctioned homeless campsites to give those affected somewhere to go. But officials said they will instead give more money to established warming shelters.