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.
A juror in the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others sent a note to the judge Tuesday that questioned the impartiality of juror No. 11 because he used to work for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown said she won't immediately dismiss a juror in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation trial, after that person was questioned about personal bias.
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State officials are investigating a senior care company that sent a letter to its residents in Oregon urging them to oppose ballot measure 97.
The ACLU of Oregon has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a transgender inmate. The group says the Oregon Department of Corrections refused to provide her medical care for gender dysphoria.
In a meeting that was largely closed to the public, the Portland City Council voted 3–1 Wednesday to approve a new four-year agreement with the police officer's union.
Protesters have gathered outside Portland City Hall to stage a final protest against a police union contract.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says he will renew his push for funding for opioid addiction treatment in the final short congressional session of the year.
Wednesday’s Portland City Council meeting devolved into shouting and arrests as protestors objected to a new police labor contract.
When he started renegotiating the Portland police union’s contract six months ago, Mayor Charlie Hales wasn’t thinking about body cameras.
The FBI is still finishing an analysis that looks at warning signs and events that led up to the deadly attack at Umpqua Community College.
Karina Brown of Courthouse News joins us this week to talk about the defense's first witnesses. Then OPB breaks down the constitutional beliefs of Ammon Bundy and the other occupiers.
After a contentious and at times unruly hearing, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said he will delay a City Council vote ratifying a new four-year labor agreement with the Portland Police Union.
Mayor Charlie Hales's new contract for the police trades pay raises for the end to the 48-hour rule, which limited interviews after officer involved shootings. Activists question the deal.
Defendant Kenneth Medenbach was not in court Monday. His attorney says a routine scan turned up some results and Medenbach is having follow-up testing done this week.