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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 | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

LaVoy Finicum's Family Remembers Him As A Man Driven By Family And Faith

OPB | Feb. 5, 2016 8:15 p.m.

More than a thousand mourners poured into Kanab, Utah, a tiny town on the border with Arizona, to celebrate the life of a rancher who died in a traffic stop in Oregon.

News | Land use | Nation | Land | local | Politics | Think Out Loud

Mourners Gather For 'LaVoy' Finicum's Funeral

OPB | Feb. 5, 2016 1:45 p.m.

Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was one of the prominent occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He was killed by law enforcement Jan. 26.

News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Emotional Protesters Face Off In Burns

OPB | Feb. 1, 2016 6:03 p.m.

Between 400-500 people from across rural Oregon and Idaho converged for a protest in front of the courthouse in Burns Monday.

News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Refuge Occupiers Go Silent

OPB | Jan. 31, 2016 7:51 p.m.

After 30 days of near-continuous digital broadcasts on YouTube, Periscope and Facebook, the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has gone offline.  

News | Nation | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

4 Remaining Militants Tell OPB They Are Ready To Leave Refuge

OPB | Jan. 28, 2016 9:38 a.m.

The remaining group includes David Fry of Blanchester, Ohio, husband and wife Sean and Sandy Anderson of Riggins, Idaho, and Jeff Banta of Elko, Nevada.

News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Militants Appear In Federal Court, Bundy Calls For End To Standoff

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016 2:57 p.m.

The federal government outlined its case Wednesday against Ammon Bundy and other militants charged with occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge.

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How LaVoy Finicum Became A Key Player In The Malheur Occupation

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016 9:45 a.m.

After moving into the refuge, Finicum quickly emerged as a key surrogate for occupation leader Ammon Bundy and a spokesman for the militants.  

News | local | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Deceased Militant LaVoy Finicum: Rancher, Patriarch, Bundy Believer

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016 12:48 a.m.

Robert LaVoy Finicum died Tuesday in a confrontation with FBI and state police on the highway between Burns and John Day.

News | local | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

KrisAnne Hall Gives Presentations On The Constitution In Burns

OPB | Jan. 19, 2016 midnight

A former Florida prosecutor who is now a prominent anti-federal government activist is in Burns, Oregon this week giving lectures on the Constitution.

News | local | Environment | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Bundys Urge Oregon Ranchers To Tear Up Grazing Contracts

OPB | Jan. 18, 2016 11:17 p.m. | Crane, Oregon

The militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge asked Harney County ranchers at a meeting Monday night to cancel their leases with the federal government.

An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Militant Cited For Driving Without License After Van Overturns

OPB | Jan. 17, 2016 11:45 a.m.

The driver is a militant who has occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Politics | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Land use | Nation | Land | local | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Occupiers Shout Down Environmental Protesters At Malheur Refuge

OPB | Jan. 16, 2016 6:32 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

A small number of supporters of the federal management of public lands are showing up at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to counter the protest.

Politics | Land use | Family | Nation | Land | local | News | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Militant Says Foster Children Were Pulled From His Home

OPB | Jan. 16, 2016 4:58 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

LaVoy Finicum told OPB his four foster children were removed from his Arizona home due to his involvement in the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

News | local | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Police Make First Arrest Related To Stolen Wildlife Refuge Vehicles

OPB | Jan. 15, 2016 2:57 p.m. | Burns, Ore.

Police arrested a Crescent, Oregon, man in connection with stolen Malheur National Wildlife Refuge vehicles.

News | Nation | local | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Why Were The Hammonds Sent Back To Prison?

OPB | Jan. 8, 2016 5:45 p.m.

It has to do with federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, and that has sparked outrage and fueled the armed occupation in Harney County.

Politics | News | Nation | local | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Walden: Occupiers Have Gone Too Far, But 'Hears Their Anger'

OPB | Jan. 5, 2016 8:15 p.m.

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden said that while he does not condone the takeover at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, he shares the occupiers' frustrations.

News | local | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Harney County Sheriff: Armed Occupiers Will Face Charges

OPB | Jan. 5, 2016 3 p.m.

The FBI is handling a criminal case against the armed men occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge since Saturday. They've told local law enforcement the men will face charges.

Agriculture | News | local | Environment | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Militia Occupying Federal Land: 'We Are Not Hurting Anybody'

OPB | Jan. 3, 2016 12:41 a.m.

“The main reason we're here is because we need a place to stand,” said Ammon Bundy, the apparent leader of the group

News | NW Life | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Militiamen In Burns, Oregon, Break Into Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building

OPB | Jan. 2, 2016 6:23 p.m.

The militiamen broke into the federal building with supplies, including food.

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Portland: Ending Veterans Homelessness Is Within Reach

OPB | Dec. 31, 2015 3:01 p.m.

The city of Portland says it is close to its goal of housing every homeless veteran by the end of 2015.