Some homeless campers return to Salem’s Capitol Mall

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some homeless campers have gone back to the Capitol Mall in Salem, Oregon, in a protest action – a week after a new ordinance took effect forcing dozens to move their tents downtown. The Oregon State Police said Monday they’ll seek “a reasonable and compassionate alternative to the illegal camping at the Capitol.” Authorities also said they’re working with the Oregon State Parks and homeless advocates. KOIN reports the ordinance took effect December 16.