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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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White Male Privilege Disrupting Portland City Council Meetings, Commissioner Says

Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty says a small group of disruptive white men are frightening people away from city council.

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Disabled, Possibly Homeless Man Federally Charged For Threatening Portland Mayor Online

The DOJ has charged a Montana man with attempting to extort Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler in a threatening Instagram post. The man uses a wheelchair, and may be homeless.

News | local | Politics

Portland Mayor's Chief Of Staff Resigns After 7 Months

Michael Cox, the chief of staff to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and manager of his 2016 campaign, has resigned. 

News | local | Politics

New Pay Equity Law Throws City Of Portland Into Confusion

Emails sent to city of Portland employees explaining Oregon's new pay equity law raised questions about how prepared the state and employers were for implementation.

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': New Era In City Hall, Hostile Environment At Capitol

It’s a new era at Portland City Hall as Commissioner Jo An Hardesty replaces Dan Saltzman, one of the longest-serving city officials ever.

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Portland's Well-Regarded Fire Chief Announces Resignation

Portland’s well-regarded fire chief, Mike Myers, announced his resignation Thursday.

Election | News | local | Politics

Jo Ann Hardesty, 1st Woman Of Color On Portland City Council, Takes Office

Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty took the oath of office Wednesday, becoming the first African-American woman to serve on the city council.   

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Portland Firefighter Arrested On Felony Drug, Weapons Charges

A Portland firefighter was arrested Thursday on felony charges of possessing an illegal firearm, heroin and methamphetamine.

local | News | Communities

Oregon Neo-Nazi James Marr Taken To Hospital After Fight in Corvallis

Police in Corvallis are investigating a large fight that broke out downtown Monday that involved multiple people, including well known neo-Nazi activist James Marr.

Business | News | local | Transportation | Technology

SimCity In Stumptown: Portland To Get Model Powered By Cellphone Data For Planning

For the first time, Portland’s transportation planners are getting access to the powerful insights companies glean from tracking the location, moment by moment, of millions of cellphone users.

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Medical Examiner Rules Overdose Caused Portland Man's Death, Not Police Use Of Force

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner said Monday that the death of a man who struggled with police in Portland on Thanksgiving Day was an overdose and was not related to police use of force.

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Gateway Center For Domestic Violence Services Merges With Multnomah County

The the Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services will become part of Multnomah County, but Portland pledged to continue its funding for six years.

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Portland Council Unanimously Approves Deal For Unarmed Police 'Safety Specialists'

After years of discussion, Portland is one step closer to hiring a team of 12 unarmed “public safety specialists” to respond to incidents that don’t require a uniformed police officer.

News | local | Nation

Portland FBI Head Clarifies Statement On Proud Boys

The FBI said Tuesday that a southwest Washington law enforcement agency was mistaken when it reported that federal officials described a right-wing group as “extremist.”

News | local | Nation

FBI Makes Case For Portland To Remain In Joint Terrorism Task Force

At a briefing Tuesday in Portland, the FBI discussed at length the role of Oregon's Joint Terrorism Task Force, a partnership between local and federal law enforcement agencies.

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Portland, FBI Met This Month To Discuss Withdrawal From Terrorism Task Force

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler held talks with the FBI this month to discuss how to handle the city’s withdrawal from the Joint Terrorism Task Force, public records released by the mayor’s office show.

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Portland Officers Describe Witnessing Shooting Before They Killed Patrick Kimmons

The Multnomah County District Attorney has released transcripts of the testimony that led a grand jury to clear Portland police officers of wrongdoing in the death of Patrick Kimmons.   

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Bezos Gift To Portland Nonprofit Means Big Boost In Help For Homeless Families

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has given $5 million to JOIN, a Portland nonprofit.  It means a $1.25 million annual boost to a $3 million budget for aid to homeless families across Multnomah County. 

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now:' Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Very Bad Week

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler had perhaps the worst week of his tenure. Is the problem this particular mayor or Portland’s unique form of government?

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Portland Mayor's Controversial Protest Ordinance Fails In City Council

Portland City Council has voted against a proposal from Mayor Ted Wheeler that would have given him the power to designate a time and place for protests between groups with a history of violence.