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 elected council members are all white. But many of their employees are not. The frequent, chaotic protests at City Hall have frustrated and even scared some of the people of color who work for the city.
Could accessory dwelling units be the answer to Portland's housing crisis? They are for one family forced out by skyrocketing rent.
Portland is the only city in Oregon with an elected auditor. A measure on the May 16 ballot proposes amending the city charter to give the auditor more independence from the agencies she investigates.
The city has forecast a $18.4 million surplus for the next budget year. Mayor Ted Wheeler has proposed splitting it between two of his priorities: transportation infrastructure and services for the homeless.
Portland Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman says he plans to ask the City Council to issue a subpoena to the ride hailing company Uber.
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Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1.
Portland has asked the ride-hailing company Uber to hand over a playbook it created on tactics to evade regulators.
Two Portland development firms are donating space for a temporary homeless shelter in the Shleifer Furniture building in the heart of the city’s central east side.
The Multnomah County District Attorney will not press charges against a homeless Portland woman who gave birth to a baby on the streets during a winter storm.
Lawyers for a Portland man with two broken legs say a judge has granted him release on bail from an immigration detention center in Tacoma.
Portland’s City Council is voting this week on whether to join a lawsuit Seattle has filed over the Trump administration’s threat to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.
A Multnomah County judge heard arguments Thursday in a challenge to Portland’s renter relocation ordinance.
In a split 3-2 vote, Portland’s City Council decided Wednesday to stop all new investment of city cash in corporate debt.
A young man who handed Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler a Pepsi on Wednesday appears to have misrepresented his identity.
A man arrested in East Portland last September has notified the city that he plans to file a civil suit against several police officers for unlawful use of force.
The sister of a 21-year-old Portland man taken to immigration detention while he was still recovering from a car accident has grave concerns about his mental and physical well being.
Un joven de 21 años de edad de Portland, quien se encuentra recuperándose después de un accidente que lo dejo con ambas piernas rotas, ha sido detenido por autoridades federales de inmigración.
A 21-year-old Portland man who was hit by a car in January and is recovering from having both legs broken has been detained by federal immigration authorities.