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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

News | Arts | local

Designer Behind Portland's Pioneer Square And Other Oregon Icons Has Died

Renowned Oregon landscape architect J. Douglas Macy has died. Macy was part of the legendary team that created Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square and other Oregon icons.

News | Health | local | Communities | Nation

Portland Plans To Give Away Its Old Tasers. Are They Safe?

The Portland Police Bureau is looking to get rid of close to 700 outdated Tasers, and wants permission from the City Council to donate some of the stun guns to other law enforcement agencies.

News | Economy | local | Communities | Nation

Portland Council Approves New Spending On Transportation, Police And Homeless Services

Portland’s city council has approved close to $12 million in new one-time spending.

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You Can Now Read Portland's Investigation Into Former Police Chief Larry O'Dea

The city’s Independent Police Review has released its full investigation into former Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea. It amounts to more than 250 pages of documents and memos.

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5 Insights From Multnomah County Sheriff's Internal ICE Investigation

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office appears to have lacked clear policy, training or supervisory directives explaining Oregon’s sanctuary law and county policy regarding cooperating with ICE.

News | Environment | Communities | Nation

Portland Wants Your Rundown RV

The Portland Bureau of Transportation says 17 people have signed up for the city’s first free RV disposal day.

Economy | local | News

Portland Plans To Fight Order To Release Union Records

The Portland City Council is considering a legal fight to avoid releasing names of workers in one of the city’s public employee unions to an anti-union group.

News | Business | local

Portland Area Makes Its Pitch To Land Amazon's Second Headquarters

Four Portland-area communities have submitted an application for Amazon's massive second headquarters. 

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Portland Wants To Build 2,000 New Units Of Supportive Housing

The Portland City Council unanimously approved a goal to develop at least 2,000 units of permanent supportive housing by 2028. 

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Portland Code Officers Will Allow RVs, Tiny Homes On Private Property

Portland is taking a new approach to RVs and tiny homes placed on private property. The city’s building code bureau will limit its efforts to enforce the rules against them.

News | Sports | Recreation | local

IndyCar Returning To Portland International Raceway In 2018

Portland will be the only city in the Pacific Northwest with a race in the IndyCar series.

News | Politics | local

Hundreds Turn Out For Montavilla Neighborhood Elections

An election for a volunteer board in one Portland neighborhood became a crucible for debate over homelessness and the role of neighborhood associations.

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Portland's New Police Chief Is Tough, Ambitious — And Inked

In many ways, Danielle Outlaw is just what Portlanders expect in a police chief.

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Northwest Country Fan Recounts Escape From Nevada Shooting

Pacific Northwest residents and people with local ties are reassuring friends and family that they survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

News | local | Communities | Politics

Who's Running For Portland's First Open City Council Seat In A Decade?

For the first time in a decade, there’s an open seat on Portland’s City Council. The race could get crowded. OPB talked to likely candidates.

'OPB Politics Now': Portland City Council Race Gets Interesting

Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzaman made a surprise announcement — he won't run for reelection next year.

News | local

Portland Commissioner Dan Saltzman Won't Seek Re-Election

Longtime Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman announced Tuesday that he won’t seek re-election next year.

News | Environment | Water | local | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Why The Eagle Creek Fire Is A Major Threat To Portland's Drinking Water

Of all the resources threatened by the Eagle Creek Fire, the Bull Run watershed may be the most critical. It's the drinking water source for about 1-in-4 Oregonians, and it's uniquely vulnerable to a fire.

News | Environment | local | Fish & Wildlife | Northwest Wildfires 2017

'Herman The Sturgeon' Survives Stabbing, Kidnapping, And Now Wildfire

A beloved 79-year old sturgeon has survived a wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Bonneville Fish Hatchery.

News | local | Nation | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Surging Wildfire Reaches Watershed For Portland Area's Drinking Water

Officials say the Eagle Creek Fire entered the Bull Run watershed Tuesday. Bull Run provides drinking water for around 1 million Oregonians.