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Amelia Templeton

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.

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Recent Articles

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jury Close To Verdict In Malheur Standoff Trial

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 9:13 a.m. | Portland

The jury in the trial of seven occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have reached a unanimous verdict on all but one count.

News | local | Business

What's Next For Portland's Terminal 1?

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 7:45 p.m. | Portland

Portland Commissioner Nick Fish says he will ask the City Council to approve the sale of Terminal 1 again after plans for a homeless shelter there were scrapped.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Juror Questioned Over Potential Bias

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 7:17 p.m.

A juror in the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others sent a note to the judge Tuesday that questioned the impartiality of juror No. 11 because he used to work for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Juror Questioned Over Bias Continues In Malheur Case For Now

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 1:20 p.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown said she won't immediately dismiss a juror in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation trial, after that person was questioned about personal bias.

Economy | Communities | News | Nation | Family | Health | Politics | Business | Election 2016

Senior Care Company Investigated After Urging Residents To Vote No On Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 2:47 p.m.

State officials are investigating a senior care company that sent a letter to its residents in Oregon urging them to oppose ballot measure 97.

Economy | News | Election | local | Politics | Business | Election 2016

Spending On Measure 97 Campaigns Breaks Oregon Record

OPB | Oct. 22, 2016 11:39 a.m. | Portland

Measure 97, the corporate tax measure, is now the costliest ballot initiative fight in Oregon’s history.

News | local | Politics | Election | Election 2016

2 Progressive Democrats Vie For Portland City Council Seat

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016 4:03 p.m. | Portland

Bookstore owner Chloe Eudaly is hoping to unseat incumbent commissioner Steve Novick in a Portland City Council race. 

News | local | NW Life | Business | Nation

Gas Explosion Rocks Downtown Portland

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 9:55 a.m.

A gas explosion hit Northwest Portland on Wednesday morning, causing fire and rescue departments to be deployed to the area.


ACLU Sues On Behalf Of Oregon Transgender Inmate Denied Treatment

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016 3 p.m.

The ACLU of Oregon has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a transgender inmate. The group says the Oregon Department of Corrections refused to provide her medical care for gender dysphoria.


Protesters And Police Clash Outside City Hall After Portland Police Union Contract Vote

OPB | Oct. 12, 2016 noon | Portland

In a meeting that was largely closed to the public, the Portland City Council voted 3–1 Wednesday to approve a new four-year agreement with the police officer's union.

News | local | Politics

Portland Mayor Has Votes To Ratify Controversial Police Union Deal

OPB | Oct. 11, 2016 7:45 p.m.

Protesters have gathered outside Portland City Hall to stage a final protest against a police union contract.


Oregon Senator To Call For Increased Opioid Treatment Funding In Final Congressional Session

OPB | Oct. 10, 2016 2 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says he will renew his push for funding for opioid addiction treatment in the final short congressional session of the year.

News | local | Politics

2 Arrested At Portland City Hall During Protests Over Police Contract

OPB | Oct. 5, 2016 12:12 p.m. | Portland

Wednesday’s Portland City Council meeting devolved into shouting and arrests as protestors objected to a new police labor contract.

News | local | Politics

Portland Mayor's New Police Contract Meets Resistance Over Body Cameras

OPB | Oct. 5, 2016 9:39 a.m. | Portland

When he started renegotiating the Portland police union’s contract six months ago, Mayor Charlie Hales wasn’t thinking about body cameras. 

News | local | Nation | Tragedy At Umpqua Community College

FBI Says 'Active Year' Of Mass Shootings Delayed Analysis Of Roseburg Shooter

OPB | Oct. 1, 2016 4:27 p.m. | Portland

The FBI is still finishing an analysis that looks at warning signs and events that led up to the deadly attack at Umpqua Community College.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': About That Pocket Constitution ...

OPB | Sept. 30, 2016 5:45 p.m.

Karina Brown of Courthouse News joins us this week to talk about the defense's first witnesses. Then OPB breaks down the constitutional beliefs of Ammon Bundy and the other occupiers.

News | local | Politics

Portland Mayor Delays Vote On Police Labor Agreement

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 3:53 p.m. | Portland

After a contentious and at times unruly hearing, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said he will delay a City Council vote ratifying a new four-year labor agreement with the Portland Police Union.

News | local | Politics

Don't Shoot PDX Activists Oppose New Police Union Contract

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 1:25 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Charlie Hales's new contract for the police trades pay raises for the end to the 48-hour rule, which limited interviews after officer involved shootings. Activists question the deal.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecution Details Evidence FBI Found At Malheur Refuge

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016 10:57 a.m. | Portland

Defendant Kenneth Medenbach was not in court Monday. His attorney says a routine scan turned up some results and Medenbach is having follow-up testing done this week.