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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

Politics | local | News | Election | Election 2016

Poll: Portland Voters Support District Elections

OPB | May 15, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Portland

Portland residents are open to changing the way that city commissioners are elected, according to a new OPB poll.  

Politics | local | News | Election | Election 2016

Poll: Portland Voters Not Too Hot On Mayor Hales' Performance

OPB | May 15, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Portland

Portland voters appear lukewarm about the city's current mayor.

Politics | local | News | Election | Election 2016

Poll: Ted Wheeler, Steve Novick Have Healthy Primary Leads

OPB | 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 2016

Portland Commissioners Veto Mayor's Business Tax Hike

OPB | 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 2016

Oregon House Candidate Resigns County Position To Stay In Race

OPB | 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.

Politics | local | News | Election | Election 2016

Portland Mayor's Race: Ted Wheeler On The Issues

OPB | May 5, 2016 4:47 p.m.

Ted Wheeler is the Oregon state treasurer and one of 15 candidates for Portland mayor.

Politics | News | Election 2016

Ted Wheeler Says Housing Will Be His Priority If Elected Portland Mayor

OPB | May 4, 2016 5:33 p.m.

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.

Politics | local | News | Election | Election 2016

Portland Mayor's Race: Jules Bailey On The Issues

OPB | May 4, 2016 8:45 a.m. | Portland

Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey wants to be Portland's next mayor. 

Politics | News | Election 2016

Candidate Jules Bailey: Portland's Mayor Is Not A CEO

OPB | May 3, 2016 6:22 p.m. | Portland

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. 

local | News

Portland Responded To 37 Homeless Camp Fires Since February

OPB | April 30, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Portland

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.  

Water | local | Air | News

How Precision Castparts Got Its New Stormwater Pollution Controls

OPB | April 30, 2016 3:50 p.m.

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.

local | Economy | News

Portland's Revenue Is Up, But Economist Warns Gains Are Fickle

OPB | April 29, 2016 2:39 p.m. | Portland

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.

local | News

Plan Would Make Downtown Portland Drive-Thrus A Thing Of The Past

OPB | April 27, 2016 5:37 p.m. | Portland

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.


Portland Takes A Hands-Off Approach To Enforcing Camping Laws

OPB | April 25, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Mayor Charlie Hales is allowing some public camping, but for now the bulk of education and outreach falls on nonprofit workers rather than police.

Politics | local | News

Business And Neighborhood Groups Sue Portland Over Homeless Camping

OPB | April 20, 2016 12:58 p.m.

A coalition of Portland business groups, neighborhood associations and a food cart pod are suing Mayor Charlie Hales and the city.

local | News

Precision Castparts Says It Needs To Communicate With Neighbors

OPB | April 19, 2016 6:26 p.m.

Portland company Precision Castparts detailed steps Tuesday it is taking to reduce pollution at its factory in southeast part of the city.

Energy | News

Oregon LNG Proposals' End Signal A Glut In The Market

OPB | April 16, 2016 3:25 p.m. | Portland

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. 

Communities | Air | Environment | News | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Meet Precision Castparts' Worried Neighbors

OPB | April 13, 2016 6:30 p.m.

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 Answers Questions About Its Emissions In Portland

OPB | April 13, 2016 5:12 p.m.

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. 

local | News

Oregon DOJ Employee On Leave Over #BlackLivesMatter Profiling

OPB | April 13, 2016 8 a.m. | Portland

A special agent with the Oregon Department of Justice is on leave after he monitored people using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.