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.
An investigation has cleared a Portland police lieutenant of misconduct for seemly friendly text messages he exchanged with Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson.
Portland officials have reached a landmark agreement with one of the largest online vacation rental platforms, Airbnb, that will make it easier to remove listings that violate Portland regulations.
The Portland City Council approved a settlement for Don Perkins, a homeless man shot by police in 2017 after he called 911 and reported he was overdosing on pills.
With just weeks to go until candidates can opt into a new public campaign financing program, the city of Portland is still testing the software that will run it.
A new navigation center for people who are chronically homeless is opening this week in Portland’s Pearl District. It was built with a $3 million contribution from Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle.
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A new report estimates about 2% of the Portland metro area’s population, or 38,000 people, were homeless at some point in 2017.
Militia Leader Warns Against Attending Portland Rally, Citing Legal Risks And White Nationalist Presence
The national president of the Oath Keepers, a prominent anti-government militia, is urging his members to stay away from a far-right demonstration in Portland Saturday.
Portland is bracing for yet another far-right demonstration and antifa counter-protest. A broad coalition turned out Wednesday to support the mayor and police and condemn white supremacy.
Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone says she’s hit a major fundraising target: enough small donations to qualify for the city’s new taxpayer-funded elections program.
A federal judge has ruled that President Trump and the attorney general wrongfully interfered with about $6 million in federal grants for law enforcement in Oregon.
Landlords in Portland will soon have to pay a $60 fee on all rental units in the city, which the Housing Bureau will use to fund new projects like a rental registration database.
A woman hit and injured by a flash-bang grenade fired by police during a protest is suing the city of Portland for battery.
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The police bureau says 31-year-old Lane Christopher Martin was killed after he displayed an ax or hatchet. Martin was a student at PSU in the School of Art and Design.
A new candidate is joining the race for an open seat on the Portland council and calling for a fundamental change in the form of city government.
Portland Police have identified the officer who shot a man in east Portland Tuesday as 12-year veteran Gary Doran. The investigation is still ongoing.
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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.