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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

Nation | Business | News | Environment

Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly

OPB | April 24, 2017 4:04 p.m.

Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1.

Energy | News | Renewable energy | local | Environment

Portland Votes 'Yes' On Plan To Turn Poop Into Vehicle Fuel

OPB | April 19, 2017 5 p.m.

Portland's wastewater agency has a new plan for the methane gas that’s a byproduct of solid waste.

News | local

What We Know About Portland's Investigation Into Uber And Greyball

OPB | April 18, 2017 7:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland has asked the ride-hailing company Uber to hand over a playbook it created on tactics to evade regulators.

News | local

Portland Developers Donate Space For Temporary Homeless Shelter

OPB | April 17, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Two Portland development firms are donating space for a temporary homeless shelter in the Shleifer Furniture building in the heart of the city’s central east side.

News | local

Prosecutor: No Charges For Homeless Portland Woman Found With Stillborn Infant

OPB | April 16, 2017 7:15 a.m.

The Multnomah County District Attorney will not press charges against a homeless Portland woman who gave birth to a baby on the streets during a winter storm.

Nation | News | local

Immigration Authorities Grant Release To Injured Portland DACA Recipient

OPB | April 13, 2017 2 p.m. | Portland

Lawyers for a Portland man with two broken legs say a judge has granted him release on bail from an immigration detention center in Tacoma.

News

Audit: Portland Should Invest In Street Repair

OPB | April 12, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Portland

A five-year review of Portland’s financial condition recommends the city invest more in its transportation infrastructure.

Politics | News | local

Portland May Join Seattle's Lawsuit Challenging Trump On Sanctuary Cities

OPB | April 10, 2017 6:45 p.m.

Portland’s City Council is voting this week on whether to join a lawsuit Seattle has filed over the Trump administration’s threat to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.

Politics | News | local

Lawyers Spar In Court Over Portland's Renter Relocation Ordinance

OPB | April 6, 2017 1:05 p.m. | Portland

A Multnomah County judge heard arguments Thursday in a challenge to Portland’s renter relocation ordinance.

News | local

Portland Council Ends New Investment In Corporate Securities

OPB | April 5, 2017 7:51 p.m.

In a split 3-2 vote, Portland’s City Council decided Wednesday to stop all new investment of city cash in corporate debt.

News | local

Man Approaches Mayor Wheeler At City Council Meeting, Hands Him A Pepsi

OPB | April 5, 2017 2:16 p.m.

A young man who handed Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler a Pepsi on Wednesday appears to have misrepresented his identity. 

News | local

Portland Police Could Face Civil Suit After Breaking Man's Nose, Eye Socket

OPB | April 3, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

A man arrested in East Portland last September has notified the city that he plans to file a civil suit against several police officers for unlawful use of force.

Politics | News | local

Sister Says Detained Portland Immigrant Still Waiting For Wheelchair, Shower

OPB | March 29, 2017 8:30 p.m. | Portland

The sister of a 21-year-old Portland man taken to immigration detention while he was still recovering from a car accident has grave concerns about his mental and physical well being.

ICE Detiene A ‘Dreamer’ De Portland Quien Se Recuperaba De Un Accidente Automovilístico

OPB | March 29, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Un joven de 21 años de edad de Portland, quien se encuentra recuperándose después de un accidente que lo dejo con ambas piernas rotas, ha sido detenido por autoridades federales de inmigración.

Politics | Nation | News | local

ICE Detains Portland 'Dreamer' Recovering From Car Accident

OPB | March 29, 2017 9:56 a.m. | Portland

A 21-year-old Portland man who was hit by a car in January and is recovering from having both legs broken has been detained by federal immigration authorities.

News | local

Grand Jury Transcripts Released Into Portland Police Shooting Of African-American Teen

OPB | March 27, 2017 6 p.m. | Portland

In the grand jury transcripts, Portland Police Officer Andrew Hearst said he did not see a gun before he fired three times on 17-year-old Quanice Hayes.

Politics | News | local

US Attorney General Promises To Cut Grants To Sanctuary Cities Like Those In Oregon

OPB | March 27, 2017 6 p.m.

In a White House press briefing Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he will try to ensure so-called sanctuary cities do not receive federal grants from the Department of Justice.

Nation | News

California Developer Offers $10 Million For Portland's Wapato Jail

OPB | March 27, 2017 1:45 p.m. | Portland

California real estate developers have offered to buy a Multnomah County jail that cost taxpayers $58 million to build but has only been used in film and TV shoots.

Politics | News | local

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman Placed On Leave Amid Investigation

OPB | March 24, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has been placed on paid administrative leave, the mayor's office said late Friday.

Politics | News | local

Portland Mayor Runs Out Of Time Delivering State Of The City Speech

OPB | March 24, 2017 10:23 a.m. | Portland

In his first major speech since he took office, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler revealed a little more of his vision for the city — but ran out of time before finishing his prepared remarks.