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.
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The city of Portland is being sued over its plan to use up to $12 million from a surcharge on customers’ sewer bills to help pay to plan the Portland Harbor Superfund clean up.
Carmen Rubio, the Executive director of the Latino network, said today she will running for the seat on the council that’s held by Commissioner Amanda Fritz, who won’t seek another term.
There’s a new candidate in the race for Portland Mayor. Sarah Iannarone says she will run against Ted Wheeler again, and is opting in to Portland’s new public campaign finance system.
Extremist groups have co-opted Portland’s culture of street activism to commit violence, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Monday. He declined to support specific proposals to stop the brawling.
The Portland City Council will vote on a measure which will voice its opposition to and direct Portland’s city attorney to file amicus briefs opposing anti-abortion laws recently passed in other states.
In a case investigated by the FBI, a Montana man has pleaded guilty to one felony for extorting Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. A defense attorney says the man lives with bipolar disorder and disabilities.
Staff for Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler are defending the police response to a protest in Portland that turned violent over the weekend.
The Portland City council has adopted a sweeping package of regulations to how landlords screen their prospective tenants.
The Portland Police Bureau is lowering its education standards for officers and may change its grooming policy - to deal with a shortage of officers.
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday threw out an Oregon court ruling that fined the Christian owners of a Gresham bakery $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is criticizing a rental screening ordinance from Commissioner Chloe Eudaly while signaling he will vote for it.
Landlords warning of dire consequences if Portland adopts new regulations on how they screen tenants and collect fees got pushback at a Portland City Council hearing Wednesday night.
Portland’s city council just passed its yearly budget, and things got ugly.
In a 4-1 vote, the Portland City Council approved the mayor’s proposed 2019-20 budget Thursday, with deep cuts to parks staff and services.
A budget hearing became heated when Mayor Ted Wheeler lashed out at two of his colleagues during debate over the police bureau’s Gun Violence Reduction Team.
There’s a bright spot in Portland’s annual budget: higher-than-anticipated revenue from cannabis taxes. But three years after voters approved the 3% tax, City Council is still figuring out how to spend it.
Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty is challenging parts of Mayor Ted Wheeler’s proposed budget for the next year.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler released his proposed 2019-20 budget Wednesday. Here are the top line items getting funded and what’s getting cut next year.