Reporter and Producer
Amelia Templeton is a multimedia reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering city hall, justice and local news.
She was previously a reporter for EarthFix, an award-winning public media project covering the environment in the Northwest. She coproduced the Oregon Field Guide and online special "Glacier Caves: Mt. Hood’s Secret World."
Amelia has been producing radio since 2004, when she contributed to a student radio podcast of stories from the war in Iraq. Amelia has also worked as a freelance journalist for NPR, American Public Media's Marketplace, and CBS News. From 2007 to 2009 she was a Refugee Policy Analyst with Human Rights First in Washington, D.C.
She has a degree in history from Swarthmore College.
Amelia enjoys hiking, exploring the Northwest, and raising chickens in her backyard.
Portland's comprehensive plan for the next 20 years of growth takes aim at the drive-thru window, limiting the building of drive-thrus in the city.
Mayor Charlie Hales is allowing some public camping, but for now the bulk of education and outreach falls on nonprofit workers rather than police.
A coalition of Portland business groups, neighborhood associations and a food cart pod are suing Mayor Charlie Hales and the city.
Portland company Precision Castparts detailed steps Tuesday it is taking to reduce pollution at its factory in southeast part of the city.
The backers of a proposed $6 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal and pipeline on the Columbia River have decided to end the project, known as Oregon LNG. A glut of LNG hitting international markets may be the reason.
Precision Castparts is Oregon's second-largest company and a top supplier to airplane manufactures worldwide. It's also been named one of the country's top air polluters.
Precision Castparts declined OPB's request for an interview but agreed to answer questions over email about emissions from PCC Structurals Large Parts Campus in Portland. Here is a full transcript.
A special agent with the Oregon Department of Justice is on leave after he monitored people using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
Portland Parks and Recreation is open to lots of ideas for the space, including food carts, a flower shop, bike services, or arts and culture programming.
In the past three months, 12 people have died in traffic crashes in Portland. The police bureau will begin conducting more patrols.
Two Portland police officers arrested and handcuffed a 12-year-old child this week and charged her with misdemeanor assault and harassment.
Daimler Trucks and the city of Portland are discussing a proposal to move a public dock to the waterfront near the company's new headquarters.
Politics | local | News | Election 2016OPB | March 25, 2016 10:46 a.m.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales delivered his final State of the City address Friday. His plans include pay increases for new hires at the police bureau, and a navigation center for the homeless.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has named Elizabeth Woody as the state’s next poet laureate.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales gives his final state of the city address Friday. Here are five things to expect him to cover.
Six defendants in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, including Ammon Bundy, are headed to Nevada.
The Portland City council has set aside $30,000 to pay for one-way bus tickets for homeless people.
NW Life | Communities | local | NewsOPB | March 16, 2016 5:17 p.m. | Portland
A city program has run out of money this year for several key programs, include short-term cash assistance to help families facing eviction or trying to move into a new place
Fish & Wildlife | News | Animals | Environment | local | AgricultureOPB | March 16, 2016 4:26 p.m. | Portland
Portland plans to join six other West Coast cities — Seattle, Spokane, Berkley, Oakland, San Diego and San Jose — that have sued the company over toxic pollutants it produced.