Troy Brynelson - Salem Reporter


Residents of downtown homeless camp reflect, consider where to go after city clean-up

Becky Attenberger picks clothes, litter and other items off the ground at the camp that encircled The ARCHES Project. Attenberger said she is formerly homeless and arrived to help friends. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) The city of Salem on Wednesday cleared out tents and other structures from around The ARCHES Project,[Read More…]


You want a resolution as much as possible’: Six hours with Eugene’s mobile crisis intervention team

Brenton Gicker, right, and Katie Haney arrive to an apartment building in downtown Eugene where they will check on a woman who recently called 911. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) EUGENE — The 12-hour shift started, as usual, with Brenton Gicker and Katie Haney strapping radios to their shoulders and stuffing Narcan,[Read More…]

Salem City Council approves sidewalk conduct ordinance without sit-lie aspect

Tents line the boulevard next to The ARCHES Project in downtown, where homeless residents have congregated in recent weeks. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Salem City Council approved a new city law Monday night that will regulate certain behaviors on sidewalks, but it won’t include perhaps its most controversial piece. The law[Read More…]