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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

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Judge Denies Landlords' Request To Halt New Portland No-Fault Eviction Law

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017 10:25 a.m. | Portland

A federal judge refused Wednesday to block a new Portland law that requires landlords to help their tenants pay relocation costs when they’re evicted or face rent hikes of more than 10 percent.

Environment | News | Water | local

Portland Switches To Its Backup Water Supply: What You Should Know

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 5:08 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau is taking its Bull Run water supply offline while it studies a parasite that’s been repeatedly detected, in very small amounts, in the water.

local | Nation | News | Sports | Business

Oregon Cannabis Company Gets Into Athlete Sponsorship

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 11:34 a.m.

A Bend, Oregon cannabis company has found an interesting way to market its product. It’s sponsoring athletes.

local | Economy | News | Business

Meet The Wealthy Investors Buying Cheap Portland Apartment Buildings

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 10:15 a.m. | Portland

Professional and institutional investors have flocked to the Portland real estate market. They’re taking advantage of low vacancy rates to make money – and, in the process, driving up rents.

Communities | Economy | News | Nation | Business

Portland Landlord Could Pay More Than $100K To Relocate Tenants

OPB | Feb. 7, 2017 5:41 p.m.

More than 70 tenants evicted from a historic building in Northwest Portland could be among the first in the city to receive relocation aid.

local | News | Politics

Portland Decide Que Propietarios Paguen Por Desalojos Sin Causa, Inmediatamente

OPB | Feb. 3, 2017 6:32 p.m. | Portland

El Ayuntamiento de Portland votó unánimemente para aprobar un proyecto de ley que obliga a propietarios a pagar a sus inquilinos una “tarifa de reubicación” cuando los desalojan sin causa o aumentan los alquileres más del 10 por ciento.  

local | News

Portland Decides Landlords Must Pay For No-Cause Evictions, Effective Immediately

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 4:42 p.m.

Portland City Council voted unanimously to pass a bill requiring landlords to pay tenants a relocation fee when they evict them without cause or raise rents more than 10 percent.

local | Nation | News | Politics

Cuts To 'Sanctuary Cities' Could Affect Portland Housing Funds

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017 6:34 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was defiant upon hearing that President Trump would try to strip federal grant money from so-called sanctuary cities.

local | Nation | News | NW Life | Politics

Thousands Pack Portland Streets For Women's March

OPB | Jan. 21, 2017 11:14 a.m. | Portland

Thousands of people flooded the city's waterfront in one of the largest public demonstrations in Portland history.

local | NW Life | News | Politics

3 Things To Watch As Protests Continue In Portland

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017 7:23 p.m. | Portland

Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Portland on Friday night. On Saturday, the city prepares for thousands more. 

local | News | Politics

6 People Arrested During J20 Protests In Downtown Portland

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Portland

Police deployed pepper spray against some protesters Friday night in downtown Portland as the group attempted to move across police lines and cross the Burnside Bridge.

local | Nation | News | Politics

Portland Mayor Says Police Will Intervene In Trump Protests If Necessary

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 4:34 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is calling on people protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump this week to do so peacefully.

local | News

9 Questions We Asked Portland's Transportation Commissioner

OPB | Jan. 17, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

Portland Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman has promised to conduct a full review of the city’s response to three snow and ice storms that brought Portland to a standstill.

Health | News | local

Medical Examiner: Infant Found At Portland Bus Stop Was Stillborn

OPB | Jan. 17, 2017 9:50 a.m. | Portland

Police officers found a homeless mother with a stillborn child at a bus stop in Portland last week, but the death is not being linked to the recent freezing weather. 

local | News

Officials Say No New Exposure Deaths Reported During Portland Storm

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 2:04 p.m. | Portland

More than 500 people slept in emergency warming shelters Wednesday night, a day after a storm dumped a foot of snow on Portland and shut down the city’s streets and businesses.  

local | News | Politics

Seattle Lends A Hand To Plow Portland Out

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 10:14 a.m. | Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a state of emergency and sought aid from Seattle as Portland digs out from more than a foot of snow.    

Listen: What A Snow Day Sounds Like In Portland

OPB | Jan. 11, 2017 6:36 p.m. | Portland

What does a snow day sound like in Portland? Take a listen to this audio postcard gathered by OPB reporters.

local | News

Portland Police Held Woman For Mental Health Check 2 Months Before She Died

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 8:30 p.m.

The Portland Police had placed a mental heath hold on a homeless woman and taken her to a hospital two months before she died of hypothermia in a downtown parking garage.

Communities | Nation | News | local

Homeless Portland Woman Who Died Suffered From Schizophrenia

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 7:33 p.m.

A woman who died of hypothermia in a downtown Portland parking garage struggled for much of her life with schizophrenia.  And she had been recently evicted from an affordable housing complex.

Communities | Nation | News | Politics

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Takes Oath And Calls For Tax, Pension Reform

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 12:48 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took the oath of office Monday and called on lawmakers to pursue pension reform and tax increases to close the state's budget deficit.