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.
As part of OPB's "Living Off Your Kit" weekend, the Stephens family lived in their backyard without electricity, running water, or flush toilets for a weekend, surviving on their earthquake supplies. Their key challenge will be encouraging other people on their block to prepare for an earthquake.
Uber's service appears to fall short of the city's requirement that transportation app companies provide equitable service to people with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs.
What would the Stephens family do if they were separated by a major earthquake? Megan asks the kids what they’d do if they were on their way home on the bus when a disaster struck.
In spite of John Stephens' disaster readiness experience, in 2013, when the family was living in China, his wife Megan felt vulnerable and powerless when they were caught in a magnitude 6.6 earthquake.
OPB's Kate Davidson chats with reporters Amelia Templeton and Kristian Foden-Vencil about what the president and protestors had to say.
Water | News | Fish & Wildlife | EnvironmentOPB | May 7, 2015 10:48 a.m.
A coalition of Willamette river advocates say funding from the city will help restore Audrey McCall beach, a small cove on the east bank, to benefit swimmers — both human and salmon.
The Portland Police Bureau is seeking $2 million from the federal Department of Justice to send a backlog of rape kits to a private crime lab for testing.
One of the founders of Right 2 Dream Too, a downtown Portland homeless camp, says he has concerns about the city’s proposal to move it to a site across the river.
A group of Oregon filmmakers has raised money to send a medical team and emergency supplies to a remote potato and rice farming region in Nepal.
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says he has found a permanent place to relocate Right 2 Dream Too, a homeless community that is living downtown.
If you’re looking for a new apartment in the Portland metro area, get ready for a tough search.
Several hundred people turned out in Portland on Saturday to protest the proposed Pacific Rim Trade deal.
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 | Water | EnvironmentOPB | 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.