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.
local | News | Communities | PoliticsOPB | Sept. 15, 2017 3:48 p.m.
For the first time in a decade, there’s an open seat on Portland’s City Council. The race could get crowded. OPB talked to likely candidates.
Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzaman made a surprise announcement — he won't run for reelection next year.
Longtime Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman announced Tuesday that he won’t seek re-election next year.
Of all the resources threatened by the Eagle Creek Fire, the Bull Run watershed may be the most critical. It's the drinking water source for about 1-in-4 Oregonians, and it's uniquely vulnerable to a fire.
Officials say the Eagle Creek Fire entered the Bull Run watershed Tuesday. Bull Run provides drinking water for around 1 million Oregonians.
The Eagle Creek Fire raced through the Columbia River Gorge on Monday night, forcing more than 500 homes and farms to evacuate. But as people fled, their livestock and pets were often left behind.
Fire officials confirmed Tuesday morning that the growing Eagle Creek Fire jumped the Columbia River Gorge. Interstate 84 from Troutdale to Hood River remains closed.
A human-caused wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge has forced many people in Cascade Locks to evacuate and could threaten additional towns.
The Columbia River Gorge town of Cascade Locks is under evacuation notices due to the nearby Eagle Creek Fire, which is just 1/2 mile away. On Sunday, crews rescued hikers stranded in the Gorge overnight.
Environment | News | Nation | Climate change | Communities | localOPB | Aug. 28, 2017 4:18 p.m.
The Oregon Air National Guard has sent a search and rescue team to help as flood waters rise in Texas. The U.S. Coast Guard is also deploying its teams, including 20 people from Oregon and Washington.
Portland’s City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that requires police officers to give statements within 48 hours of a shooting. The Multnomah County district attorney warned them against it.
A woman who reported being physically assaulted by a white supremacist a day before he stabbed three people on a MAX train is questioning why police didn't arrest him after her attack.
Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announced Thursday he has stomach cancer. He has not decided whether to seek another term next year.
A renowned Oregon ocean scientist has died. Bill Peterson, 74, helped illuminate how climate events like the El Niño affect the ocean food web including the Northwest's salmon runs.
Two Portland landlords will continue their legal challenge to an ordinance that requires them to help pay relocation expenses for their tenants in some situations.
The Portland Housing Bureau will buy a strip club and a large empty lot across the street from Cleveland High School and develop affordable housing there.
In a split with the Multnomah County district attorney, two Portland city council members say the city can compel police officers involved in shootings to talk with investigators immediately afterward.
Mayor Ted Wheeler offered the position to Danielle Outlaw, 41, a deputy chief in the Oakland Police Department.
Environment | Water | News | local | HealthOPB | July 26, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland
A key watchdog group that monitors spending at the Portland Water Bureau said it will ask the City Council to slow its decision on a pricey new water treatment facility.