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.
Do you know what you absolutely need to survive the first few days after a big earthquake, or if a wildfire forced you to evacuate? Maybe it’s your medication, a water filter, or some decent instant coffee.
Your friends say swimming in the Willamette around Portland is disgusting. Are they right?
Communities | News | Energy | EnvironmentOPB | July 30, 2015 1 p.m. | Portland
OPB spoke with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who also serves as the city’s police commissioner, about who has jurisdiction over the protesters and whether they have his support.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | July 28, 2015 5:55 p.m.
A Shell icebreaking vessel being protested by activist groups will not leave a Portland dock today, according to the Columbia River Bar Pilot dispatch.
Sheriffs in at least 20 Oregon counties have received strange letters in the mail this week, but according to the FBI, tests have not found any toxic substance in any of the letters.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | July 25, 2015 9:53 p.m. | Portland
Portlanders took to the Willamette River Saturday to protest the arrival of a ship that is key to Shell's plan to explore for oil in the Arctic. The protesters believe delaying the ship's departure could slow Shell's drilling.
This weekend, Oregonians are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Energy | News | EnvironmentOPB | July 18, 2015 5:22 p.m.
Climate change activists say a key vessel that is part of Royal Dutch Shell’s artic oil exploration fleet is on its way to Portland for repairs. They plan to respond with civil disobedience on land and by kayak.
Uber and Lyft captured more than 40 percent of the market for rides in their first month in Portland, and three other things we learned this week.
News | local | Air | EnvironmentOPB | July 17, 2015 10:22 a.m.
Federal forest managers say drones flown by hobbyists and photographers have interfered with firefighting efforts at least eight times this year, in California, Washington, Colorado, Utah, and Minnesota.
The Portland City Council voted Wednesday to authorize the purchase of a small industrial lot that could house a homeless camp.
Water | local | News | EnvironmentOPB | July 9, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Portland
Federal scientists report the water situation in parts of the Northwest had significantly deteriorated. Seattle is in a severe drought and Portland is in a moderate drought.
Sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework, according to reports made by emergency rooms in Oregon.
News | Communities | AirOPB | July 1, 2015 6 p.m. | Portland
In a settlement it reached Wednesday, the Oregon Department of Agriculture agreed to drop $20,000 in fines against a pilot who misled the state during an investigation into herbicide drift.
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.