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.
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.
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.
The Multnomah County Commission on Thursday discussed turning a jail that’s sat empty for a decade into a homeless shelter.
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.
A whale that washed up on the northern Oregon coast this weekend has washed back out to sea. It left behind one kidney.
The Oregon Health Authority says a record number of Oregonians now have health insurance.
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.
A Multnomah County Grand Jury has indicted a couple on hate crime charges for running over and killing a black teenager in Gresham.
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.
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.
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 | localOPB | 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.
Portland’s City Council took the first step Wednesday toward extending a housing emergency for a second year.
Communities | NW Life | News | localOPB | 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.
Portland’s Joint Office of Homeless Services says it helped about 60 homeless people move off of the Springwater Corridor trail in August.
Dozens of people signed up for a free clinic in Portland Saturday that offered to help clear marijuana convictions from their records.
A majority of city council members say they will not support a proposed three-year extension of Portland's housing emergency.
Communities | News | localOPB | 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.