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Amelia Templeton

Amelia Templeton is a multimedia reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. She covers City Hall and Portland area 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 also worked as a freelance journalist for NPR, Marketplace, and CBS News. From 2007-2009 she was a Refugee Policy Analyst with Human Rights First in Washington, DC.

Amelia has been producing radio since 2004, when she contributed to a student radio podcast of stories from the war in Iraq. She has a B.A. in History from Swarthmore College. Amelia enjoys hiking, exploring the Northwest, and raising chickens in her backyard.

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Recent Articles

News | local | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?

What If Your Family Prepared For a Megaquake, But Your Neighbors Forgot?

OPB | May 20, 2015 2:41 p.m.

As part of OPB's "Living Off Your Kit" weekend, the Stephens family lived in their backyard without electricity, running water, or flush toilets for a weekend, surviving on their earthquake supplies. Their key challenge will be encouraging other people on their block to prepare for an earthquake.

News | NW Life | Politics

Uber's Wheelchair-Accessible Option In Portland Doesn't Work 9 to 5

OPB | May 18, 2015 4:30 p.m.

Uber's service appears to fall short of the city's requirement that transportation app companies provide equitable service to people with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs.

News | Family | local | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?

Stephens Family: 'You Have To Keep Practicing It'

OPB | May 16, 2015 8:12 p.m.

What would the Stephens family do if they were separated by a major earthquake? Megan asks the kids what they’d do if they were on their way home on the bus when a disaster struck.

News | local | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?

Living Off Your Quake Kit: Stephens Family Feels Ready After Brush With Earthquake

OPB | May 14, 2015 12:52 p.m.

In spite of John Stephens' disaster readiness experience, in 2013, when the family was living in China, his wife Megan felt vulnerable and powerless when they were caught in a magnitude 6.6 earthquake.

Q&A: President Obama's Nike Visit

OPB | May 8, 2015 3:57 p.m.

OPB's Kate Davidson chats with reporters Amelia Templeton and Kristian Foden-Vencil about what the president and protestors had to say.

Water | News | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Portland Mayor Sets Aside $300,000 For Urban Beach On The Willamette

OPB | May 7, 2015 10:48 a.m.

A coalition of Willamette river advocates say funding from the city will help restore Audrey McCall beach, a small cove on the east bank, to benefit swimmers  both human and salmon.


Portland Police Seek Funding To Test Backlog of 1,931 Rape Kits

OPB | May 6, 2015 3:28 p.m.

The Portland Police Bureau is seeking $2 million from the federal Department of Justice to send a backlog of rape kits to a private crime lab for testing.


Camp Leader Raises Concerns About Plans to Move Right 2 Dream Too

OPB | May 5, 2015 5:41 p.m.

One of the founders of Right 2 Dream Too, a downtown Portland homeless camp, says he has concerns about the city’s proposal to move it to a site across the river.


Oregon Filmakers Help Fly Medical Team To A Devastated Clinic In Nepal

OPB | May 2, 2015 4:50 p.m.

A group of Oregon filmmakers has raised money to send a medical team and emergency supplies to a remote potato and rice farming region in Nepal.


Mayor Plans To Buy Central Eastside Lot For Right 2 Dream Too Homeless Camp

OPB | April 29, 2015 4:59 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says he has found a permanent place to relocate Right 2 Dream Too, a homeless community that is living downtown.

Business | News | Land use

Portland's Poorest Households Find Few Options For Affordable Housing

OPB | April 26, 2015 11:16 a.m.

If you’re looking for a new apartment in the Portland metro area, get ready for a tough search.


Hundreds Of People in Portland Protest Pacific Rim Trade Deal

OPB | April 18, 2015 6 p.m.

Several hundred people turned out in Portland on Saturday to protest the proposed Pacific Rim Trade deal.

News | OPB News Blog

PSU Student's Past Convictions Of Sex Crimes Involving Minors Spark Election Controversy

OPB | April 17, 2015 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Fliers posted on the PSU campus  revealed that a candidate for student body president was convicted of attempted second degree rape and sodomy in the third degree.


Widow of Murdered Snake River Correctional Facility Inmate Receives $450,000 Settlement From State

OPB | April 17, 2015 8:06 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Corrections has settled two wrongful death claims filed by the wife of Michael Hagen, an inmate who was murdered in the Snake River Correctional Institution in 2012.


Cascade Locks Presses Forward With Nestle Spring Water Deal

OPB | April 11, 2015 11:57 a.m.

The City of Cascade Locks and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have filed paperwork for a water rights swap. The move would allow Nestle to bottle spring water in the Columbia Gorge.


Portland Police: 2 Dead In Shooting, 1 Critically Wounded

OPB | April 11, 2015 10:55 a.m.

A man and a woman were fatally shot and an additional man was transported to a Portland hospital with life threatening injuries. He is in critical condition, said Portland police.  


Dog Tags Found In Oregon Desert Returned To 92 Year Old WWII Veteran

OPB | April 10, 2015 4:57 p.m.

A 92 year old  World War II veteran has received a set of dog tags he lost in the Oregon more than 70 years ago.


Wyden, Blumenauer Propose Changing Federal Tax Code So Pot Businesses Can Deduct Expenses

OPB | April 9, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has thrown his weight behind an effort to change the federal tax code to make it easier for pot businesses to claim deductions.


Oregon Lawmakers Propose Alternative To Prison For Offenders Raising Children

OPB | April 8, 2015 5:02 p.m.

Lawmakers in Salem are working on a bill that would allow some criminal offenders who are also parents to avoid prison time.

News | Water | Environment

Oregon River Guides Expect Plenty Of Whitewater, In Spite Of Lousy Snowpack

OPB | April 8, 2015 11:20 a.m.

Good winter rain and mandated water releases to protect salmon mean the Rogue and Klamath will have reliable whitewater in spite of a lousy snowpack.