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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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Plan Would Make Downtown Portland Drive-Thrus A Thing Of The Past

OPB | April 27, 2016 5:37 p.m. | Portland

Portland's comprehensive plan for the next 20 years of growth takes aim at the drive-thru window, limiting the building of drive-thrus in the city.


Portland Takes A Hands-Off Approach To Enforcing Camping Laws

OPB | April 25, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Mayor Charlie Hales is allowing some public camping, but for now the bulk of education and outreach falls on nonprofit workers rather than police.

Politics | local | News

Business And Neighborhood Groups Sue Portland Over Homeless Camping

OPB | April 20, 2016 12:58 p.m.

A coalition of Portland business groups, neighborhood associations and a food cart pod are suing Mayor Charlie Hales and the city.

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Precision Castparts Says It Needs To Communicate With Neighbors

OPB | April 19, 2016 6:26 p.m.

Portland company Precision Castparts detailed steps Tuesday it is taking to reduce pollution at its factory in southeast part of the city.

Energy | News

Oregon LNG Proposals' End Signal A Glut In The Market

OPB | April 16, 2016 3:25 p.m. | Portland

The backers of a proposed $6 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal and pipeline on the Columbia River have decided to end the project, known as Oregon LNG. A glut of LNG hitting international markets may be the reason. 

Communities | Air | Environment | News | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Meet Precision Castparts' Worried Neighbors

OPB | April 13, 2016 6:30 p.m.

Precision Castparts is Oregon's second-largest company and a top supplier to airplane manufactures worldwide. It's also been named one of the country's top air polluters.

Precision Castparts Answers Questions About Its Emissions In Portland

OPB | April 13, 2016 5:12 p.m.

Precision Castparts declined OPB's request for an interview but agreed to answer questions over email about emissions from PCC Structurals Large Parts Campus in Portland. Here is a full transcript. 

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Oregon DOJ Employee On Leave Over #BlackLivesMatter Profiling

OPB | April 13, 2016 8 a.m. | Portland

A special agent with the Oregon Department of Justice is on leave after he monitored people using the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.  

local | News | Business

For Just $1 Per Year, You Can Have A Business In Portland's Ankeny Square

OPB | April 9, 2016 4:07 p.m.

Portland Parks and Recreation is open to lots of ideas for the space, including food carts, a flower shop, bike services, or arts and culture programming.  

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Portland Police Stepping Up Patrols Following Increase In Deadly Crashes

OPB | April 2, 2016 3:26 p.m. | Portland

In the past three months, 12 people have died in traffic crashes in Portland. The police bureau will begin conducting more patrols.

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Portland Police Arrest 12-Year-Old Girl For Misdemeanor Assault

OPB | April 2, 2016 12:28 p.m. | Portland

Two Portland police officers arrested and handcuffed a 12-year-old child this week and charged her with misdemeanor assault and harassment.

The Misfit Portland Dock That May Be Moving To Swan Island

OPB | March 29, 2016 6:05 p.m. | Portland

Daimler Trucks and the city of Portland are discussing a proposal to move a public dock to the waterfront near the company's new headquarters.  

Politics | local | News | Elections | Election 2016

Bernie Sanders Wins Washington Democratic Caucus

OPB | March 26, 2016 1:15 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

News reports and social media from across Washington state are reporting high turnout in the Democratic caucus Saturday.

Politics | local | News | Election 2016

Portland Mayor To Target Crime, Homelessness In Final Months

OPB | March 25, 2016 10:46 a.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales delivered his final State of the City address Friday. His plans include pay increases for new hires at the police bureau, and a navigation center for the homeless. 

local | News | Arts

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Names Elizabeth Woody State's Next Poet Laureate

OPB | March 24, 2016 7:15 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has named Elizabeth Woody as the state’s next poet laureate.

Politics | local | News | Elections

5 Things To Know About Mayor Charlie Hales' Final State Of The City

OPB | March 24, 2016 2:48 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales gives his final state of the city address Friday. Here are five things to expect him to cover.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Oregon Judge Sends 6 Refuge Occupiers To Nevada For Bunkerville Charges

OPB | March 22, 2016 12:15 p.m.

Six defendants in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, including Ammon Bundy, are headed to Nevada.

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Portland Will Pay For One-Way Bus Tickets For Some Homeless People

OPB | March 17, 2016 4:30 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City council has set aside $30,000 to pay for one-way bus tickets for homeless people.  

NW Life | Communities | local | News

Portland Approves $2.75 Million For Homeless Services

OPB | March 16, 2016 5:17 p.m. | Portland

A city program has run out of money this year for several key programs, include short-term cash assistance to help families facing eviction or trying to move into a new place

Fish & Wildlife | News | Animals | Environment | local | Agriculture

Portland To Join Suit Against Monsanto

OPB | March 16, 2016 4:26 p.m. | Portland

Portland plans to join six other West Coast cities — Seattle, Spokane, Berkley, Oakland, San Diego and San Jose — that have sued the company over toxic pollutants it produced.