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 federal judge refused Wednesday to block a new Portland law that requires landlords to help their tenants pay relocation costs when they’re evicted or face rent hikes of more than 10 percent.
Environment | News | Water | localOPB | Feb. 13, 2017 5:08 p.m. | Portland
The Portland Water Bureau is taking its Bull Run water supply offline while it studies a parasite that’s been repeatedly detected, in very small amounts, in the water.
Professional and institutional investors have flocked to the Portland real estate market. They’re taking advantage of low vacancy rates to make money – and, in the process, driving up rents.
El Ayuntamiento de Portland votó unánimemente para aprobar un proyecto de ley que obliga a propietarios a pagar a sus inquilinos una “tarifa de reubicación” cuando los desalojan sin causa o aumentan los alquileres más del 10 por ciento.
Portland City Council voted unanimously to pass a bill requiring landlords to pay tenants a relocation fee when they evict them without cause or raise rents more than 10 percent.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was defiant upon hearing that President Trump would try to strip federal grant money from so-called sanctuary cities.
Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Portland on Friday night. On Saturday, the city prepares for thousands more.
Police deployed pepper spray against some protesters Friday night in downtown Portland as the group attempted to move across police lines and cross the Burnside Bridge.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is calling on people protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump this week to do so peacefully.
Portland Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman has promised to conduct a full review of the city’s response to three snow and ice storms that brought Portland to a standstill.
Police officers found a homeless mother with a stillborn child at a bus stop in Portland last week, but the death is not being linked to the recent freezing weather.
More than 500 people slept in emergency warming shelters Wednesday night, a day after a storm dumped a foot of snow on Portland and shut down the city’s streets and businesses.
What does a snow day sound like in Portland? Take a listen to this audio postcard gathered by OPB reporters.
The Portland Police had placed a mental heath hold on a homeless woman and taken her to a hospital two months before she died of hypothermia in a downtown parking garage.
Communities | Nation | News | localOPB | Jan. 9, 2017 7:33 p.m.
A woman who died of hypothermia in a downtown Portland parking garage struggled for much of her life with schizophrenia. And she had been recently evicted from an affordable housing complex.
Communities | Nation | News | PoliticsOPB | Jan. 9, 2017 12:48 p.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took the oath of office Monday and called on lawmakers to pursue pension reform and tax increases to close the state's budget deficit.