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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

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Shake-Up At Portland City Hall Continues As Housing, Equity Directors Leave

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.  

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Portland Needs A Lot More Money To Pave Its Gravel Roads

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 Supports Tolling To Ease Highway Traffic

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. 

Economy | News | local

Audit: Portland Development Agency Needs To Better Manage Its Properties

An audit of Portland’s economic development agency found that it needs to do a better job managing the properties that it owns.

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Complaint Accuses Loretta Smith Of Violating Campaign Laws In Portland Council Race

A campaign finance reform activist says Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith is violating the county charter and state election laws in her campaign for Portland City Council.

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Designer Behind Portland's Pioneer Square And Other Oregon Icons Has Died

Renowned Oregon landscape architect J. Douglas Macy has died. Macy was part of the legendary team that created Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square and other Oregon icons.

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Portland Plans To Give Away Its Old Tasers. Are They Safe?

The Portland Police Bureau is looking to get rid of close to 700 outdated Tasers, and wants permission from the City Council to donate some of the stun guns to other law enforcement agencies.

Economy | News | local | Nation | Communities

Portland Council Approves New Spending On Transportation, Police And Homeless Services

Portland’s city council has approved close to $12 million in new one-time spending.

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You Can Now Read Portland's Investigation Into Former Police Chief Larry O'Dea

The city’s Independent Police Review has released its full investigation into former Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea. It amounts to more than 250 pages of documents and memos.

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5 Insights From Multnomah County Sheriff's Internal ICE Investigation

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office appears to have lacked clear policy, training or supervisory directives explaining Oregon’s sanctuary law and county policy regarding cooperating with ICE.

News | Environment | Nation | Communities

Portland Wants Your Rundown RV

The Portland Bureau of Transportation says 17 people have signed up for the city’s first free RV disposal day.

Economy | News | local

Portland Plans To Fight Order To Release Union Records

The Portland City Council is considering a legal fight to avoid releasing names of workers in one of the city’s public employee unions to an anti-union group.

News | Business | local

Portland Area Makes Its Pitch To Land Amazon's Second Headquarters

Four Portland-area communities have submitted an application for Amazon's massive second headquarters. 

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Portland Wants To Build 2,000 New Units Of Supportive Housing

The Portland City Council unanimously approved a goal to develop at least 2,000 units of permanent supportive housing by 2028. 

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Portland Code Officers Will Allow RVs, Tiny Homes On Private Property

Portland is taking a new approach to RVs and tiny homes placed on private property. The city’s building code bureau will limit its efforts to enforce the rules against them.

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IndyCar Returning To Portland International Raceway In 2018

Portland will be the only city in the Pacific Northwest with a race in the IndyCar series.

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Hundreds Turn Out For Montavilla Neighborhood Elections

An election for a volunteer board in one Portland neighborhood became a crucible for debate over homelessness and the role of neighborhood associations.

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Portland's New Police Chief Is Tough, Ambitious — And Inked

In many ways, Danielle Outlaw is just what Portlanders expect in a police chief.

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Northwest Country Fan Recounts Escape From Nevada Shooting

Pacific Northwest residents and people with local ties are reassuring friends and family that they survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

News | local | Politics | Communities

Who's Running For Portland's First Open City Council Seat In A Decade?

For the first time in a decade, there’s an open seat on Portland’s City Council. The race could get crowded. OPB talked to likely candidates.