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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

local | Health | News

Under Pressure, Portland Mayor Delays Moving Homeless Camps

OPB | July 28, 2016 8 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has walked back his plan to move homeless campers from the Springwater Corridor trail. He's postponed clearing it until Sept. 1.

Communities | Politics | News | Economy | local

Reporter's Notebook: Life In The Camps On The Springwater Trail

OPB | July 21, 2016 3:25 p.m.

OPB reporter Amelia Templeton lives near the homeless camps of the Springwater Trail, where people are building communities even as they prepare to be swept.

Springwater Corridor Trail Homeless Camps

OPB | July 21, 2016 7:33 a.m.
Communities | News | local

Reporter's Notebook: The Homeless Camp On My Block

OPB | July 21, 2016 6:30 a.m. | Portland

Portland's Springwater Corridor bike and pedestrian path is crowded with homeless campgrounds. For reporter Amelia Templeton, it's all part of the neighborhood.

Nation | Communities | Politics | News | local

Why Clear Homeless Camps Now? Portland Mayor Explains

OPB | July 15, 2016 4:51 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales answers questions about how he plans to move hundreds of homeless campers off the Springwater Corridor Trail.

local | News

Portland Mayor Plans To Clear Homeless Camps From Bike Path

OPB | July 15, 2016 11 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says the city will move hundreds of homeless campers off a southeast Portland bike path.

Communities | NW Life | Business | News | local

Lents Residents Protest Portland Mayor's Camping Policy

OPB | July 9, 2016 3:57 p.m.

A group of Southeast Portland residents gathered this weekend to protest the mayor’s policy allowing homeless people to camp overnight on some city properties. 

Nation | local | Politics | News

Man Accused Of Pulling Gun At Portland Protest Charged

OPB | July 8, 2016 3:21 p.m.

A Multnomah County judge has set bail at $250,000 for Michael Strickland, a man accused of pulling a gun on a crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland Thursday night.

Nation | local | Politics | News

Oregon Lawyers Question American Surveillance Tactics

OPB | July 6, 2016 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday's hearing for Mohamed Mohamud was the first time an appeals court in the U.S. has reviewed a criminal conviction that depended upon data gathered under FISA.

Nation | local | Land use | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Will Not Delay Refuge Occupation Trial

OPB | July 6, 2016 11:33 a.m. | Portland

A federal judge says she’s pushing ahead toward a September trial for occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

local | News

Marshman Says Encounter With Stepson Is 'Moment I Regret'

OPB | July 5, 2016 2:03 p.m. | Portland

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has shared his entire personnel file. He says he hopes the move will help restore public trust in the police bureau.

local | Politics | News

DA Report Details Portland Police Chief's Alleged Abuse Investigation

OPB | July 2, 2016 12:25 p.m. | Portland

Less than a week into his new job, Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman is facing scrutiny over allegations that he once abused his 16-year-old stepson.

local | Politics | News

4 Activists Arrested After Interrupting Portland Council Meeting

OPB | June 29, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Portland Police arrested four protestors after they refused to leave a City Council meeting. Mayor Charlie Hales said the protests discouraged Portlanders from attending council.

local | News | Economy

Portland Construction Tax To Help Fund Affordable Housing Projects

OPB | June 29, 2016 3:33 p.m.

The Portland City Council unanimously approved a 1 percent tax on new residential and commercial construction Wednesday that will help fund affordable housing.

local | Politics | Election | News | Election 2016

Recall Effort For Grant County Commissioner Moves Ahead

OPB | June 29, 2016 12:32 p.m.

A group of citizens is attempting to recall Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton.

Communities | News | Environment | Air

Portland Bans Demolition Of Old Homes

OPB | June 25, 2016 3:34 p.m. | Portland

Portland is the first city in the country to ban the demolition of its oldest homes.

local | Technology | News

Is Google Fiber Coming To Portland?

OPB | June 25, 2016 3:05 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council will discuss updating a 10-year-contract it has with Google Fiber on Wednesday.

Energy | Environment | News | local | Oil Trains In The Northwest

Washington Governor Asks Union Pacific To Halt Oil Trains

OPB | June 24, 2016 5:09 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the Union Pacific Railroad to halt oil train shipments through Washington until the company does more walking inspections of its railroad track.

local | Politics | News

Portland Marijuana Tax Could Mean Collecting $3 Million In Cash

OPB | June 22, 2016 5:10 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council referred a 3 percent tax to the November ballot on Wednesday. One wrinkle? Payments would likely be in cash. 

local | News

Portland, Multnomah County Create Joint Office For Homeless Services

OPB | June 22, 2016 1:35 p.m.

Portland and Multnomah County will create a new joint office to serve homeless people, ending a yearslong division of duties.