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.
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.
The family of Arizona rancher Robert LaVoy Finicum has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court. They're seeking $70 million in damages.
Jake Ryan, 28, a Montana man accused of disrupting a tribal burial site during the Wildlife Refuge occupation, was sentenced to a prison term of one year and a day.
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Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw used her swearing in ceremony to speak about policing and racial inequality.
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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has delayed a vote on a policy that requires landlords to pay so-called “relocation aid.”
A federal judge in Nevada Monday dismissed the criminal indictment against the Bundy family and one of their key supporters, dealing federal prosecutors and federal land management agencies an embarrassing rebuke.
On Nov. 1, dozens of families in a North Portland apartment complex received no-cause evictions for a second time. Nineteen of the families announced Thursday they are suing their landlords.
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The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that the Portland City Council did not violate the U.S. Constitution with a 2015 resolution that banned new fossil fuel terminals.
Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegman wants her board to clarify when commissioners need to resign before seeking another elected office.
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Two men who died Monday when a train derailed near Tacoma have been identified. They were both passionate transit advocates from Washington state who were celebrating Amtrak’s new route.
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The city of Portland has reached a $10 million settlement in a long-running lawsuit alleging misspending of ratepayer dollars by the city’s water and sewer bureaus.
Eighty people who were homeless in Multnomah County died in 2016, according to a report released Thursday.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the departure Thursday of two of the city’s bureau directors, the latest in a series of shake-ups in leadership.
The Portland City Council pushed back a decision Wednesday on how to allocate money to help pave the city’s gravel and dirt roads and to improve streets that lack sidewalks and curbs.
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Portland City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of tolling to ease traffic on Interstates 5 and 205. At the crux of the debate is the stretch of I-5 that cuts through Rose Quarter.
An audit of Portland’s economic development agency found that it needs to do a better job managing the properties that it owns.