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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

Business | Water | Politics | local | News

'OPB Politics Now:' The Rising Cost Of Pristine Water

The Portland region is headed for big fights over how it gets its water.

Water | Health | local | News

Portland City Council Hears Concern Over Water Filtration Project Costs, Delays Design Vote

The council agreed to continue the debate until next week, and postpone voting on the design contract for at least another week.

Election | Politics | local | News

Wheeler Will Not Participate In Portland's Public Campaign Financing

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he will not be participating in Portland's new public campaign financing program.

local | News

Portland Water Bureau Could Lose Big Customers As It Builds $1 Billion Filtration Plant

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. 

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Portland Officer Didn't See Knife Before He Shot And Killed Lane Martin, Transcripts Show

Portland Police Bureau officer Gary Doran said he was "imagining" Martin was opening the knife in his pocket, grand jury transcripts released Wednesday show.

Health | local | News

Cristi Martin Wants Her Son To Be The Last Person With A Mental Illness Shot By Portland Police

For Cristi Martin, the question that breaks her heart each day is, why? Why did police shoot and kill her son Lane?

Nation | local | News

Grand Jury Clears Portland Police Officer Who Killed PSU Student In July

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.

Politics | local | News

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Will Run For A 2nd Term

It’s official. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is running for reelection.

Business | Politics | local | News

Civil Rights Advocates Present To Portland City Council On Police Union Contracts

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.

Nation | Economy | local | News

Portland Leaders Oppose White House Proposal On Police Moving Homeless People

Recent comments President Donald Trump has made about homelessness “destroying” West Coast cities are worrying some officials and experts in Portland.

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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.

Business | Nation | local | News

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.

Politics | News

'OPB Politics Now:' The Start Of Campaign Season

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

Election | Politics | local | News

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.

Health | local | News

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.

Communities | local | News

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.

Nation | Politics | local | News

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.