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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

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land': The Movement Bigger Than The Bundys

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 5:29 p.m.

OPB's Conrad Wilson and the Oregonian/OregonLive's Maxine Bernstein update us on the week in court. Then we learn about the so-called Patriot Movement that goes far beyond the Bundy family.

Nation | local | News

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales: 'Black Lives Matter'

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 3:48 p.m. | Portland

Protesters with the group Don’t Shoot PDX and the Black Lives Matter movement demonstrated in Portland Friday. Mayor Charlie Hales says he will meet with them again Tuesday.

local | News

Multnomah County Commission Debates Using Empty Jail As Homeless Shelter

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016 6:15 p.m.

The Multnomah County Commission on Thursday discussed turning a jail that’s sat empty for a decade into a homeless shelter.


How Portland Chose Shelter Over Affordable Housing At Terminal 1

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Portland Developer Homer Williams’ next big project is a homeless shelter. But by promising land to Williams, the city overlooked a proposal to build affordable housing. 

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News

Kidney Only Trace Of Whale That Washed Ashore In Oregon

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016 4:15 p.m.

A whale that washed up on the northern Oregon coast this weekend has washed back out to sea. It left behind one kidney. 

Health | News | Economy

Rate Of Oregonians With Health Coverage Climbs To 93 Percent

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016 3:30 p.m.

The Oregon Health Authority says a record number of Oregonians now have health insurance.

Nation | local | NW Life | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Denies Motion By Ammon Bundy's Lawyer For Mistrial

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016 10:44 a.m.

Prosecutors in the trial of the Malheur refuge occupiers introduced a considerable amount of evidence from Facebook Friday.

Nation | NW Life | News

Portland Police Misconduct Review System Needs Reform, Committee Says

OPB | Sept. 15, 2016 12:48 p.m.

The city of Portland is under orders to speed up police officer misconduct investigations. But a proposal to streamline the process was panned by the public at a Wednesday hearing.

Nation | local | NW Life | News

Couple Charged With Hate Crime For Killing Black Teen In Gresham

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 4:04 p.m.

A Multnomah County Grand Jury has indicted a couple on hate crime charges for running over and killing a black teenager in Gresham.  

local | Politics | Election | News

Portland Commissioner Proposes Matching Small Donations

OPB | Sept. 5, 2016 noon | Portland

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz wants to revive publicly financed elections. She's proposing a matching fund  designed to make small donations count for more.  

Animals | local | Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Refuge Headquarters Will Remain Closed During Trial

OPB | Sept. 3, 2016 1:51 p.m. | Portland

The headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge could remain closed for the rest of the year. It’s been closed since the armed occupation in January.

local | Politics | News

Looking For Portland's Mayor? He's On A Boat In California

OPB | Sept. 2, 2016 1:45 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has been on vacation for the past two weeks and won’t return to his office full time until Sept. 12.

Communities | News | local

Portland Springwater Camp Sweep Begins With Minimal Police Presence

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 1:56 p.m. | Portland

City officials started the process of dismantling the homeless camps along the Springwater Corridor bike path in Portland on Thursday. 

local | News

Portland Council Moves To Extend Housing Emergency

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 7:15 p.m.

Portland’s City Council took the first step Wednesday toward extending a housing emergency for a second year.

Communities | NW Life | News | local

An Unlikely Advocate For Portland's Springwater Homeless

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 5:15 p.m. | Portland

Steve Spinnett used to frown at the homeless people he passed on the Springwater Corridor Trail. That all changed one week this summer when he started making friends with those living on the path.

local | Politics | News

Ahead Of Springwater Trail Sweeps, Portland Shares Outreach Data

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016 3:25 p.m. | Portland

Portland’s Joint Office of Homeless Services says it helped about 60 homeless people move off of the Springwater Corridor trail in August. 

local | News

Cannabis Business Groups Sponsor Event To Help Clear Convictions

OPB | Aug. 27, 2016 4:59 p.m.

Dozens of people signed up for a free clinic in Portland Saturday that offered to help clear marijuana convictions from their records.

local | NW Life | News

Portland Mayor Backs Down From 3 Year Extension Of City Housing Emergency

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Portland

A majority of city council members say they will not support a proposed three-year extension of Portland's housing emergency.

Communities | News | local

Attorney Adds Portland Shelter Deal To Lawsuit Over Utility Funds

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016 3:11 p.m. | Portland

A Portland attorney is challenging a plan to build a homeless shelter at Terminal 1 in a lawsuit over utility spending.

local | News

Multnomah County Swears In New Sheriff

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 12:36 p.m. | Portland

Mike Reese took the oath of office as the new Multnomah County sheriff Wednesday. He promised to focus on restoring public trust in the office.