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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, Ameican 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


Portland Teens Meet The Artist Behind Grimm's Monsters

OPB | Nov. 29, 2015 10:11 a.m.

Dozens of children and teens gathered at the Art Institute of Portland this weekend to learn about animation and special effects from an artists who works on Grimm and a visual effects expert who worked on Star Wars. 

Politics | local | News

Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey To Run For Portland Mayor

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 4:42 p.m. | Portland

Bailey says he will launch a mayoral campaign in January. He needs to wait until then to retain his commission seat through 2016.

Business | Politics | local | News

Portland Bans Employers From Screening Out Ex-Offenders In Hiring Process

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015 2:07 p.m.

The Portland City council passed a law Wednesday that bars most employers from asking job applicants about any criminal record during the interview process.

News | local | Education

Lewis And Clark Student: I Forgive My Attackers

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015 4:25 p.m.

A black student who reported being attacked by three white men on the Lewis and Clark College campus called for unity and forgiveness on Tuesday.

Business | Politics | local | News

Dave's Killer Bread Ambivalent About 'Ban The Box' Measure

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015 3:18 p.m.

Portland's City Council is debating a law Wednesday that would ban employers from asking about a person's criminal history.

Business | local | Economy | News | Forestry | Environment

Weyerhaeuser, Plum Creek Merger Creates Largest Timberland Owner In NW

OPB | Nov. 9, 2015 11:06 a.m.

Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek announce plans to merge in early 2016. The new Weyerhaeuser will own more than 3 million acres of timberland in Oregon and Washington and 13 million acres worldwide. 


Portland Shelter Feels The Impact of No-Fault Evictions

OPB | Oct. 31, 2015 3:17 p.m.

Portland's winter shelter for families has opened, and staff say they are seeing many families displaced by no-fault evictions.

local | News

Portland City Council Increases Funding For Affordable Housing

OPB | Oct. 28, 2015 6:28 p.m. | Portland

The new housing funding does come with strings attached. It can only be spent on projects within the boundaries of Portland's urban renewal areas.

local | News

Portland Approves New Contract For Police

OPB | Oct. 28, 2015 2:38 p.m. | Portland

The contract gives police lieutenants 5 percent more pay if they chose to live within the city limits and removes a controversial rule.

local | News

African Antelope Startles Forest Park Joggers

OPB | Oct. 24, 2015 2:48 p.m.

Portlanders jogging and biking the Leif Erikson trail in Forest Park Saturday came upon a perplexing sight.

Politics | Economy | local | News

Portland Council: Nearly Half Of Urban Renewal Funding Will Go To Housing

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015 12:26 p.m.

The Portland City Council has enough votes to pass a proposal that would increase funding for affordable housing in the city's urban renewal areas.

local | Think Out Loud

Is Police Progress on Federal Reforms Up To Snuff?

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015 12:40 p.m.

Wednesday's hearing suggests Portland police officers are using their fists, batons, Tasers and guns significantly less than they did five years ago.

local | News

PPB Makes 'Significant Progress' In Use Of Force Reforms

OPB | Oct. 21, 2015 8 p.m.

Portland police officers are using their fists, batons, Tasers and guns significantly less than they did five years ago.

local | News

Court Date For Klamath County Sheriff Postponed

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015 11:03 a.m.

Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah's day in court has been delayed until mid-December.

local | News

Portland Requires 90-Day Notice For Rent Increases

OPB | Oct. 14, 2015 5:40 p.m.

The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to require landlords to give tenants more notice before rent increases and evictions.

Politics | News

Ted Wheeler Picks Up Endorsements From Former Mayors

OPB | Oct. 14, 2015 10:12 a.m.

Portland's previous three mayors, Vera Katz, Tom Potter, and Sam Adams announced today they are endorsing Ted Wheeler in the upcoming mayoral election.

NW Life | Environment | Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

Are You Prepared? Join Oregon's #14Gallons Challenge

OPB | Oct. 12, 2015 midnight

OPB is launching the #14Gallons challenge. All this month, we’re asking Oregonians to start getting their disaster kits together. 

local | News

'Mama Bear' Kim Saltmarsh Dietz Loved Her Daughter Deeply

OPB | Oct. 9, 2015 5:31 p.m.

Kim Saltmarsh Dietz reportedly ran toward the gunman to warn others.

local | News

A Capacity For Love: Remembering Sarena Moore

OPB | Oct. 9, 2015 2:21 p.m.

Friends and family say Sarena Moore, 44, was defined by her incredible capacity for love and her infectious positive attitude.  

local | News

Thousands More Kitzhaber Emails Released

OPB | Oct. 6, 2015 6:43 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released more than 17,000 pages of emails Tuesday from two email accounts former Gov. John Kitzhaber used for state business.