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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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Portland Police Clear Officer After Communicating With Patriot Prayer

An investigation has cleared a Portland police lieutenant of misconduct for seemly friendly text messages he exchanged with Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson.

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Portland Reaches Rental Data Sharing Agreement With Airbnb

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.

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Portland Settles Lawsuit Filed By Homeless Man Shot By Police Officers In 2017

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.

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'OPB Politics Now:' The Start Of Campaign Season

It’s Labor Day weekend, otherwise known as the ceremonial start of the upcoming campaign year.

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Portland's New Public Campaign Financing Software Faces Looming Deadlines

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.

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Privately-Funded Homeless Shelter Opens In Portland Pearl District

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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PSU Report Estimates 2% Of Portland Metro Population Was Homeless In 2017

A new report estimates about 2% of the Portland metro area’s population, or 38,000 people, were homeless at some point in 2017.

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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.

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Portland Community Groups, Mayor: White Supremacists Are Not Welcome Here

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.

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Portland Mayoral Candidate Sarah Iannarone Hits Major Fundraising Target

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.

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Judge: Feds Wrongfully Interfered With $6M In Grants Over Oregon Sanctuary Law

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.

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Portland City Council Approves $60 Fee On All Rental Units

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.

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Woman Injured By Police Flash-Bang Files Battery Suit Against City Of Portland

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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Man Shot And Killed By Portland Police Was PSU Student Lane Martin

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.

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New Candidate For Portland City Council Calls For District Representation

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.

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City Council Declares July 'Portland Thorns FC Month'

The team's recent match against the Houston Astros brought out the second largest crowd in the history of the National Women’s Soccer League-- and they won, 5-0.

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Portland Police Fatally Shoot Armed Man After Alleged Attempt To Break Into A Car

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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City Sued Over Portland Harbor Superfund Site Cleanup Planning Efforts

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.

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'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Protests

This week, "OPB Politics Now" looks at what police can and can’t do about brawling protesters in Portland — and why ending the fighting is so politically difficult.

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Latino Network Leader Announces Run For Portland City Council

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.