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.
Politics | local | News | Election | Election 2016OPB | May 10, 2016 3:15 p.m.
A new poll conducted for OPB shows Ted Wheeler with a big lead in the race for Portland mayor. The only question is whether he can sway enough undecideds to avoid a runoff.
local | News | Business | Election 2016OPB | May 10, 2016 2:15 p.m. | Portland
In his budget, Mayor Charlie Hales proposed a small increase in the city business tax to raise about $9 million for programs like pay increases for police officers.
Politics | local | News | Election | Election 2016OPB | May 7, 2016 12:39 p.m.
Roberta Phillip-Robbins, a candidate seeking to represent North and Northeast Portland in Oregon’s House of Representatives, has quit her job to stay in the race.
State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is the Ivy League–educated son of an Oregon timber magnate. But in the race for Portland mayor, he's a champion for issues like affordable housing and income inequality.
In the Portland mayoral race, Jules Bailey portrays himself as the progressive, small-money alternative to State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. But he’s run a campaign that has seemed, at times, to contradict itself.
About half of those fires were accidents involving cooking, candles or smoking. But four of the fires have been listed as arson, and the fire bureau hasn’t determined the cause of another 13.
The Portland company Precision Castparts has been under scrutiny for pollution. It says its spending $17 million on new environmental controls, but one upgrade is the result of a settlement.
Portland’s budget office is projecting another bump in revenue for the city thanks to a growing economy. The budget office predicts an extra $16 million will be available this year.
Portland's comprehensive plan for the next 20 years of growth takes aim at the drive-thru window, limiting the building of drive-thrus in the city.
Mayor Charlie Hales is allowing some public camping, but for now the bulk of education and outreach falls on nonprofit workers rather than police.
A coalition of Portland business groups, neighborhood associations and a food cart pod are suing Mayor Charlie Hales and the city.
Portland company Precision Castparts detailed steps Tuesday it is taking to reduce pollution at its factory in southeast part of the city.
The backers of a proposed $6 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal and pipeline on the Columbia River have decided to end the project, known as Oregon LNG. A glut of LNG hitting international markets may be the reason.
Precision Castparts is Oregon's second-largest company and a top supplier to airplane manufactures worldwide. It's also been named one of the country's top air polluters.
Precision Castparts declined OPB's request for an interview but agreed to answer questions over email about emissions from PCC Structurals Large Parts Campus in Portland. Here is a full transcript.
A special agent with the Oregon Department of Justice is on leave after he monitored people using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.