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.
Mayor Ted Wheeler pledged that under his watch, every person sleeping on Portland’s streets would have the option of heading inside. Three years later, he has not kept that promise.
Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty has released a plan for The Portland Street Response, a pilot program to coordinate with Fire and Rescue to some 911 calls involving people who are homeless.
The council agreed to continue the debate until next week, and postpone voting on the design contract for at least another week.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he will not be participating in Portland's new public campaign financing program.
For years, the city of Portland has sold its drinking water to dozens of smaller communities. But the city stands to lose four of its five largest customers over the next decade as it prepares to make a massive investment in a new filtration plant.
Portland Police Bureau officer Gary Doran said he was "imagining" Martin was opening the knife in his pocket, grand jury transcripts released Wednesday show.
For Cristi Martin, the question that breaks her heart each day is, why? Why did police shoot and kill her son Lane?
A grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer who shot and killed a 31 year old Portland State Universitystudent this summer, determining that the officer acted lawfully to defend himself or the public.
It’s official. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is running for reelection.
Two national civil rights activists briefed the Portland City Council Tuesday on language in police union collective bargaining agreements they say undermines efforts to discipline police officers for misconduct and to reduce the number of people shot and killed by police.
Recent comments President Donald Trump has made about homelessness “destroying” West Coast cities are worrying some officials and experts in Portland.
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.