Amelia Templeton is a multimedia reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. She covers City Hall and Portland area 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 also worked as a freelance journalist for NPR, Marketplace, and CBS News. From 2007-2009 she was a Refugee Policy Analyst with Human Rights First in Washington, DC.
Amelia has been producing radio since 2004, when she contributed to a student radio podcast of stories from the war in Iraq. She has a B.A. in History from Swarthmore College. Amelia enjoys hiking, exploring the Northwest, and raising chickens in her backyard.
Fliers posted on the PSU campus revealed that a candidate for student body president was convicted of attempted second degree rape and sodomy in the third degree.
The Oregon Department of Corrections has settled two wrongful death claims filed by the wife of Michael Hagen, an inmate who was murdered in the Snake River Correctional Institution in 2012.
The City of Cascade Locks and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have filed paperwork for a water rights swap. The move would allow Nestle to bottle spring water in the Columbia Gorge.
A man and a woman were fatally shot and an additional man was transported to a Portland hospital with life threatening injuries. He is in critical condition, said Portland police.
A 92 year old World War II veteran has received a set of dog tags he lost in the Oregon more than 70 years ago.
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has thrown his weight behind an effort to change the federal tax code to make it easier for pot businesses to claim deductions.
Lawmakers in Salem are working on a bill that would allow some criminal offenders who are also parents to avoid prison time.
News | Environment | WaterOPB | April 8, 2015 11:20 a.m.
Good winter rain and mandated water releases to protect salmon mean the Rogue and Klamath will have reliable whitewater in spite of a lousy snowpack.
A Portland health clinic is using the strong bond barbers have with their clients to encourage people to check their blood pressure.
Portland has a new police oversight group, the Community Oversight Advisory Board. It’s made up of five police officers and 15 citizen volunteers, including people living with disabilities and mental illnesses.
Washington reported $64 million in pot sales last year. But some growers say they’re struggling to stay in business.
local | News | Fish & WildlifeOPB | March 21, 2015 3:49 p.m. | Portland
Close to 20,000 gray whales are starting their spring migration from the lagoons off Mexico where they give birth to feeding grounds in the high arctic. This time of year, they start to appear off the Oregon Coast. In celebration of Whale Week in Oregon, here are five insights into their lives.
A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that Oregon’s top federal prosecutor, Amanda Marshall, is on leave and Billy Williams is serving as the state’s acting U.S. Attorney.
Portland could join dozens of cities, including Seattle and San Francisco, that are making it easier for people with criminal records to get hired.
A same-sex couple says they received death threats after a Gresham bakery refused to make their wedding cake, and the story went national.
In the last year, Oregon’s prison population dropped slightly, from about 14,700 people to about 14,600 people. Justice groups say that's the result of reforms-- and want the state to invest in parole and treatment programs.
Defense attorneys say the state’s DNA law is confusing and almost impossible for inmates to use. In the 14 years it has been in effect, just two defendants have successfully convinced judges to order DNA testing in their cases based on the statute.
In the high desert west of Burns, Oregon, a team of archeologists have discovered an unusual artifact they suspect is new evidence of one of the oldest human settlements in North America.