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.
Portland Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman has promised to conduct a full review of the city’s response to three snow and ice storms that brought Portland to a standstill.
Police officers found a homeless mother with a stillborn child at a bus stop in Portland last week, but the death is not being linked to the recent freezing weather.
More than 500 people slept in emergency warming shelters Wednesday night, a day after a storm dumped a foot of snow on Portland and shut down the city’s streets and businesses.
What does a snow day sound like in Portland? Take a listen to this audio postcard gathered by OPB reporters.
The Portland Police had placed a mental heath hold on a homeless woman and taken her to a hospital two months before she died of hypothermia in a downtown parking garage.
Nation | Communities | local | NewsOPB | Jan. 9, 2017 7:33 p.m.
A woman who died of hypothermia in a downtown Portland parking garage struggled for much of her life with schizophrenia. And she had been recently evicted from an affordable housing complex.
Nation | Communities | Politics | NewsOPB | Jan. 9, 2017 12:48 p.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took the oath of office Monday and called on lawmakers to pursue pension reform and tax increases to close the state's budget deficit.
Temperatures in the Portland metro area will rise later Monday morning, but not before more freezing rain and possible snow showers continue to coat area roads. Things are looking better for Eugene and surrounding areas, where temperatures could reach the mid 40s.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans a national search for a new police chief in February. In his first press conference, he said he wants the public to help vet candidates.
Will Ted Wheeler buck the trend of one-term mayors in Portland? For our first episode of 2017, we look at the challenges of running the city at a time when incivility is rampant at council meetings.
New Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler faces the dual challenge of making City Hall welcoming to the public while also protecting city staff. Some government employees say their workplace doesn't feel safe.
New Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler faces many of the same challenges as mayors across the country: Rising housing prices, distrust of the police, aging city streets — and an erosion of basic civility at City Hall.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has placed several city bureaus under new leadership.
It's the latest twist in Don Benton's long political career. Benton is retiring from the Washington State Senate later this month after more than two decades serving in the legislature.
Vancouver City Council member Anne McEnerny-Ogle has announced her intent to run for mayor.
Dennis Richardson was sworn in as Oregon’s secretary of state at the Capitol in Salem Friday.
A system that several of Oregon’s most populous counties use to filter out accidental 911 calls from cellphones has serious unintended consequences.
The nonprofit Mercy Corps, headquartered in Portland, is helping evacuees from the Syrian city of Aleppo find shelter.
A good Samaritan is roaming the streets of Clackamas and Southeast Portland, offering free tows to drivers.