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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

local | Business | News

Portland Passes Tax On Businesses To Target Income Inequality

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 5:04 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council has passed what it calls a first-of-its-kind tax on businesses to target income inequality.

local | News

Told To Bleat It, Portland Goat Herd Seeks New Home

OPB | Dec. 5, 2016 4 p.m.

An iconic Portland goat herd is looking for a new home in the city.

local | News | Business | Economy

Portland Steps In To Save Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park From Redevelopment

OPB | Dec. 4, 2016 9 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Housing Bureau has provided a $1.3 million loan to help preserve a Northeast Portland mobile home park, the Oak Leaf, that was threatened by redevelopment.

local | Environment | News | Water | Lead In The Water

Portland Water Bureau Takes Immediate Steps To Reduce Lead In Drinking Water

OPB | Dec. 3, 2016 11:43 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau is taking immediate steps to reduce the amount of lead in the water at taps across the Portland metro area.

local | News

Portland Adopts Plan To End Traffic Fatalities — But Doesn't Fund It

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 7:45 p.m.

The Portland City Council adopted a new action plan for street safety Thursday. The plan, called Vision Zero, aims to end all traffic fatalities by 2025.

local | Business | News

Lithia Motors Bids On Terminal 1 And Asks For The Iconic Portlandia Statue

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016 2:04 p.m. | Portland

Lithia Motors wants to build its Portland Headquarters at Terminal 1 and to move the Portlandia statue as part of the deal. 

Nation | Communities | Politics | Business | News

Portland City Auditor Seeks More Autonomy For Her Office

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016 8:23 a.m.

Portland’s city auditor is calling for changes to the city charter to give her office more autonomy.   

Nation | Climate change | Agriculture | News

Flooding Rivers In Oregon And Southwest Washington Have Crested, Forecasters Say

OPB | Nov. 25, 2016 11:10 a.m.

Heavy rain has caused some rivers in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon to flood.

Nation | local | Business | News | Family

New Winter Shelter Opens in Downtown Portland

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016 4:11 p.m.

Portland’s Joint Office of Homeless Services opened a new wintertime shelter this week, the latest shelter in a space donated by a private developer.

local | Politics | Election | News | Election 2016

'OPB Politics Now': Portland's Newest City Commissioner

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016 10:42 a.m. | Portland

We’re talking about a really interesting item we didn’t get to in our post-election coverage: Portland’s newest city commissioner — Chloe Eudaly.

local | Politics | News | Election 2016

Smaller Groups Continue To Protest President-elect Trump In Portland

OPB | Nov. 21, 2016 8:14 p.m. | Portland

Protests continued across Portland on Monday, but drew much smaller crowds than last week.

Energy | News | local

Portland Debates Stringent Limits To Bulk Fossil Fuel Terminals

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 8 p.m.

The Portland City Council held its first hearing Thursday on an ordinance banning new bulk fossil fuel storage facilities in the city.

local | Politics | Election | News | Election 2016

Novick Concedes, Eudaly Unseats Incumbent And Wins Seat On Portland City Council

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 7 p.m. | Portland

In a stunning upset, bookseller and housing activist Chloe Eudaly has won a seat on Portland’s city council, defeating incumbent city commissioner Steve Novick.

Nation | NW Life | Politics | News | Economy

Portland City Council Could Vote In December On Public Financing For Candidates

OPB | Nov. 4, 2016 10:28 a.m.

Oregon is among a handful of states that don’t limit individual political contributions. So a Portland Commissioner has proposed a public matching fund to help small money candidates compete.

local | News

Portland Takes Up Rules To Expand Homeless Shelter Capacity

OPB | Nov. 2, 2016 7:30 p.m.

The Portland City Council is preparing to vote on new rules that will make it easier to site homeless shelters in some parts of the city.

local | News

Portland Council Votes To Sell Terminal 1

OPB | Nov. 2, 2016 3:15 p.m.

The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to restart the sale process for a piece of industrial land known as Terminal 1. 

Nation | Water | Uncategorized | local | News | Environment

Protesters Sing, Drum, Chant Outside Portland Army Corps Building

OPB | Oct. 31, 2016 5:36 p.m.

Several hundred supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe staged a protest at the Army Corps of Engineers building in downtown Portland.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

US Attorney Billy Williams: Occupation Verdict 'Disappointing, Bitterly So.'

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 7:09 p.m. | Portland

"Disappointing. Bitterly so." That's how U.S. Attorney Billy Williams describes the verdict acquitting Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and five others. 

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Ep. 11: Verdict

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 9:04 p.m. | Portland

The end of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge trial came down to two stunning words: not guilty.

Nation | local | Land use | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

All 7 Defendants Found Not Guilty In Refuge Occupation Trial

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 4 p.m. | Portland

Ammon and Ryan Bundy have been found not guilty of conspiracy. Their five co-defendants Jeff Banta, Shawna Cox, David Fry, Kenneth Medenbach and Neil Wampler have all been found not guilty as well.