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.
The Portland City Council has passed what it calls a first-of-its-kind tax on businesses to target income inequality.
An iconic Portland goat herd is looking for a new home in the city.
The Portland Housing Bureau has provided a $1.3 million loan to help preserve a Northeast Portland mobile home park, the Oak Leaf, that was threatened by redevelopment.
local | Environment | News | Water | Lead In The WaterOPB | Dec. 3, 2016 11:43 a.m. | Portland
The Portland Water Bureau is taking immediate steps to reduce the amount of lead in the water at taps across the Portland metro area.
The Portland City Council adopted a new action plan for street safety Thursday. The plan, called Vision Zero, aims to end all traffic fatalities by 2025.
Lithia Motors wants to build its Portland Headquarters at Terminal 1 and to move the Portlandia statue as part of the deal.
Nation | Climate change | Agriculture | NewsOPB | Nov. 25, 2016 11:10 a.m.
Heavy rain has caused some rivers in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon to flood.
local | Politics | News | Election 2016OPB | Nov. 21, 2016 8:14 p.m. | Portland
Protests continued across Portland on Monday, but drew much smaller crowds than last week.
The Portland City Council held its first hearing Thursday on an ordinance banning new bulk fossil fuel storage facilities in the city.
local | Politics | Election | News | Election 2016OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 7 p.m. | Portland
In a stunning upset, bookseller and housing activist Chloe Eudaly has won a seat on Portland’s city council, defeating incumbent city commissioner Steve Novick.
Oregon is among a handful of states that don’t limit individual political contributions. So a Portland Commissioner has proposed a public matching fund to help small money candidates compete.
The Portland City Council is preparing to vote on new rules that will make it easier to site homeless shelters in some parts of the city.
"Disappointing. Bitterly so." That's how U.S. Attorney Billy Williams describes the verdict acquitting Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and five others.
Ammon and Ryan Bundy have been found not guilty of conspiracy. Their five co-defendants Jeff Banta, Shawna Cox, David Fry, Kenneth Medenbach and Neil Wampler have all been found not guilty as well.