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.
The opioid epidemic is spreading a virus: hepatitis C. A new class of drugs can cure it. But the state of Oregon limits who can get them.
The opioid epidemic is spreading a virus among people who share needles: hepatitis C. Doctors consider it a silent killer, and Oregon has a particularly high rate of the infection.
After years of failed efforts to repurpose Wapato Jail, Multnomah County pushed forward with a plan Thursday to sell it for $5 million.
Multnomah County leaders thought they finally had to deal to sell off the Wapato Jail. But when it comes to this particular large government white elephant, things are never easy.
There’s a new twist in the long saga of Wapato Jail, the Multnomah County facility that cost $58 million to build but has never been used to house inmates.
local | News | Transportation
Portland’s City Council took the first step Wednesday to approve $50 million in new spending to repair and update failing infrastructure citywide.
An audit found Portland's Gang Enforcement Team disproportionately stops African-Americans. It states the team lacks data to "explain to the community what it is doing."
Multnomah County and the city of Portland tried to guarantee a shelter bed for homeless families with children. But the number of families kept rising.
Immigrants and their advocates rallied on the Capitol steps in Salem Monday. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown pledged to continue opposing federal efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
TriMet launched three new bus lines and a variety of other service improvements to ease commutes in the Portland suburbs.
An Oregon woman who was the first veteran to secure burial rights for her same-sex spouse in a national cemetery has died.
Oregon lawmakers have added $5.2 million to the state’s 2017-19 budget to cover the rising costs of emergency housing and homeless shelters.
Portland City Council is revising a law that requires landlords to pay tenants if they are forced to move without cause.
A report recommended replacing the failing roof of the Human Solutions Family Shelter back in 2015. But Multnomah County leaders may never have received that document.
For more than a year, volunteers, staff and social workers have questioned the health and safety of Portland's largest shelter for families with children.
Multnomah County evacuated its largest shelter for homeless families late Wednesday, due to safety concerns over damage from a leaking roof.
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In a unanimous decision, the Portland City Council voted Thursday to require crews to limit the spread of lead dust and asbestos when they demolish homes built before 1978.