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Amelia Templeton

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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Recent Articles

Politics | Election | News | local

Loretta Smith: A Record Of Accomplishment — And Conflict

Loretta Smith's considerable successes advocating for communities of color in Oregon have been overshadowed by questions about her spending and conflicts with her colleagues and staff. 

Nation | News | local

Portland Police Give New Details About Armed Parking Garage Protesters

The Portland Police Bureau on Tuesday sought to clarify an Aug. 4 incident that involved officers discovering a group with a "cache" of firearms on top of a parking garage downtown during a protest.

Nation | News | local

Portland Mayor Proposes Fast Track Regulations For Public Protests

In a press conference Monday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said he plans to introduce a policy — as early as this week— to respond to “escalating” street violence.

Politics | Election | News | local

US Rep. Earl Blumenauer Endorses Jo Ann Hardesty In Portland City Council Race

Portland City Council candidate Jo Ann Hardesty has snagged an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer.

Politics | Election | News | local

Portland City Council Candidates Disagree On Policing, Public Safety

In a debate at the Portland City Club, City Council candidates Loretta Smith and Jo Ann Hardesty differed sharply on public safety. They also misstated some facts.

News | Education | local

PSU Protesters Call For Disarming Campus Police At Security Building Rally

Students protesting the shooting of Jason Washington say they will occupy the steps of the PSU campus security building to pressure the school to disarm campus police.

Politics | Election | News

'OPB Politics Now: A Council Race, A Clean Energy Tax And A Housing Measure

OPB's senior political reporter Jeff Mapes is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and reporters Ericka Cruz Guevarra and Amelia Templeton.

Politics | Election | News | local

Jo Ann Hardesty Resurrected Local NAACP, With Scant Attention To Fiscal Oversight

Records and interviews raise questions about financial oversight and record keeping at the Portland NAACP chapter during candidate Jo Ann Hardesty's time as president.

News | local

Police Report Shows Jason Washington Died Holding His Friend's Gun

Jason Washington was shot by police in June carrying a gun that wasn’t his, according to records released by the Portland Police Bureau on Friday.


2 Portland State University Officers Cleared In Jason Washington Shooting

A grand jury has decided not to criminally charge two Portland State University campus police officers implicated in the first officer-involved shooting at the university.

News | local

Portland Approves Protection For Mobile Home Parks

The Portland City Council unanimously passed a zoning change Wednesday that will make it harder for mobile home park owners to close the parks and redevelop them as apartments or condos.


Will Rezoning Portland's Manufactured Home Parks Help Save Them?

A proposal to make it harder to redevelop manufactured home parks is headed to the Portland City Council. The parks are the latest front in the struggle over the displacement of low-income communities.

News | local

Portland Police Face Questions Of Impartiality After Radio Show Comments

Portland's police chief's comments came as the city’s Independent Police Review is investigating at least seven different incidents of possible police misconduct at an Aug 4. rally in downtown Portland.

Water | local

Portland Water Bureau Has Location, Technology In Mind For New Filtration Plant

The Portland Water Bureau is advancing a plan to filter Portland's drinking water for the first time since the system came on line in 1895.

Politics | News | local

Candidate For Portland City Council Did Not Register Business, Opponent Says

Portland City Council candidate Loretta Smith is raising questions about her opponent’s business records.

Politics | News | local

Portland Mayor Announces Shake-Up Of Bureau Assignments

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has announced new bureau assignments for the City Council that will take effect Sept. 4.

Politics | News | local

Portland Police Chief: Allegations Of Protest Favoritism 'Ridiculous'

Portland's police chief has ordered her professional standards division to review police use of force during a far-right "free speech" rally and counter-protest on Saturday.

Politics | News | local

'OPB Politics Now': Fresh Batch of Controversy In The Oregon Statehouse

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has accused legislative leaders of permitting a culture that downplays harassment and overlooks victims.

News | local

Joey Gibson, Lacking Oregon Permit, Says He Will Not Carry Gun At Rally

A series of Facebook posts and news stories have raised the prospect that members of the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer are bringing guns to a Portland rally.  If they do, they'll need a permit.

News | local

Portland Mayor Says Police Did Respond To 911 Calls Regarding ICE Protest

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is disputing a claim that the city’s police did not respond to requests federal workers made for help during a five-week-long protest outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office building.