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.
The Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage is protected by the U.S. Constitution.
For the past decade, the Portland Police Bureau has spent millions on housing and treatment for homeless people with drug and alcohol addictions. Today, the Portland City Council held up reauthorizing the program for another year, caught off guard by changes the bureau wants to make.
Portland’s Original Practice Shakespeare Festival is performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the summer solstice this weekend. The twist: the audience will get to vote on which cast member will play each role.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that gives President Obama authority to finalize a trade deal with 11 countries in Asia.
Oregon State University announced that it expects to start construction of its new Bend campus by the end of the month.
More than six out of 100,000 people die on the road in Portland. The City Council wants to drop that to zero.
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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is among 16 mayors from around the world chosen to attend a papal summit on July 21.
The Portland Housing Bureau is expanding a home repair loan program to help seniors and African-Americans stay in their neighborhoods.
A review by the Oregon Department of Justice, released this week by the OSP, found that the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section lacked supervision and clear policies for managing digital evidence.
The Oregon Senate has approved a bill doubling the amount of time rape or sexual assault victims would have to press charges against their abusers.
The legendary London company was among the first to insure pot businesses. It's backing out of the market, citing federal law.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown paid a visit to Willamette Falls and the site of the old Blue Heron paper mill Friday. The governor announced that local firm Meyer Reed is among an international team of designers that will create a river walkway to give visitors a closer look.
The family of a man who died of a methamphetamine overdose at the Deschutes County Jail filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week.
The City of Portland says it has found housing for about 600 homeless veterans in the past year. That’s about halfway toward meeting Mayor Charlie Hales’ goal of housing all homeless vets by Veterans Day in November.
Lawmakers in Salem will consider a bill Wednesday that would double the state's general statute of limitations on rape from 6 years to 12 years. Some advocates and rape survivors say that isn’t long enough.
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.
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.
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.
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.