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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

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People Of Color In Portland Government Face A Frustrating And Even Scary Time

OPB | May 16, 2017 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland's elected council members are all white. But many of their employees are not. The frequent, chaotic protests at City Hall have frustrated and even scared some of the people of color who work for the city.

local | News | Economy

After Rent Doubled, This Portland Family Found A New Home In Their Neighbor's Backyard

OPB | May 10, 2017 4:31 p.m. | Portland

Could accessory dwelling units be the answer to Portland's housing crisis? They are for one family forced out by skyrocketing rent. 

Nation | Politics | News

Portland Voters Will Consider Giving Independent Auditor More Freedom

OPB | May 2, 2017 8:59 a.m.

Portland is the only city in Oregon with an elected auditor. A measure on the May 16 ballot proposes amending the city charter to give the auditor more independence from the agencies she investigates.  

local | Politics | Business | News

New Portland Mayor Invests In Homeless Services And Infrastructure — But Not Housing

OPB | May 1, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

The city has forecast a $18.4 million surplus for the next budget year. Mayor Ted Wheeler has proposed splitting it between two of his priorities: transportation infrastructure and services for the homeless.

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Portland Plans To Subpoena Uber Over 'Greyball' Program

OPB | April 27, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Portland

Portland Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman says he plans to ask the City Council to issue a subpoena to the ride hailing company Uber.

Environment | News | Business | Nation

Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly

OPB | April 24, 2017 4:04 p.m.

Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1.

Energy | local | Environment | Renewable energy | News

Portland Votes 'Yes' On Plan To Turn Poop Into Vehicle Fuel

OPB | April 19, 2017 5 p.m.

Portland's wastewater agency has a new plan for the methane gas that’s a byproduct of solid waste.

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What We Know About Portland's Investigation Into Uber And Greyball

OPB | April 18, 2017 7:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland has asked the ride-hailing company Uber to hand over a playbook it created on tactics to evade regulators.

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Portland Developers Donate Space For Temporary Homeless Shelter

OPB | April 17, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Two Portland development firms are donating space for a temporary homeless shelter in the Shleifer Furniture building in the heart of the city’s central east side.

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Prosecutor: No Charges For Homeless Portland Woman Found With Stillborn Infant

OPB | April 16, 2017 7:15 a.m.

The Multnomah County District Attorney will not press charges against a homeless Portland woman who gave birth to a baby on the streets during a winter storm.

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Immigration Authorities Grant Release To Injured Portland DACA Recipient

OPB | April 13, 2017 2 p.m. | Portland

Lawyers for a Portland man with two broken legs say a judge has granted him release on bail from an immigration detention center in Tacoma.


Audit: Portland Should Invest In Street Repair

OPB | April 12, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Portland

A five-year review of Portland’s financial condition recommends the city invest more in its transportation infrastructure.

local | Politics | News

Portland May Join Seattle's Lawsuit Challenging Trump On Sanctuary Cities

OPB | April 10, 2017 6:45 p.m.

Portland’s City Council is voting this week on whether to join a lawsuit Seattle has filed over the Trump administration’s threat to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.

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Lawyers Spar In Court Over Portland's Renter Relocation Ordinance

OPB | April 6, 2017 1:05 p.m. | Portland

A Multnomah County judge heard arguments Thursday in a challenge to Portland’s renter relocation ordinance.

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Portland Council Ends New Investment In Corporate Securities

OPB | April 5, 2017 7:51 p.m.

In a split 3-2 vote, Portland’s City Council decided Wednesday to stop all new investment of city cash in corporate debt.

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Man Approaches Mayor Wheeler At City Council Meeting, Hands Him A Pepsi

OPB | April 5, 2017 2:16 p.m.

A young man who handed Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler a Pepsi on Wednesday appears to have misrepresented his identity. 

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Portland Police Could Face Civil Suit After Breaking Man's Nose, Eye Socket

OPB | April 3, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

A man arrested in East Portland last September has notified the city that he plans to file a civil suit against several police officers for unlawful use of force.

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Sister Says Detained Portland Immigrant Still Waiting For Wheelchair, Shower

OPB | March 29, 2017 8:30 p.m. | Portland

The sister of a 21-year-old Portland man taken to immigration detention while he was still recovering from a car accident has grave concerns about his mental and physical well being.

ICE Detiene A ‘Dreamer’ De Portland Quien Se Recuperaba De Un Accidente Automovilístico

OPB | March 29, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Un joven de 21 años de edad de Portland, quien se encuentra recuperándose después de un accidente que lo dejo con ambas piernas rotas, ha sido detenido por autoridades federales de inmigración.

local | Nation | Politics | News

ICE Detains Portland 'Dreamer' Recovering From Car Accident

OPB | March 29, 2017 9:56 a.m. | Portland

A 21-year-old Portland man who was hit by a car in January and is recovering from having both legs broken has been detained by federal immigration authorities.