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.
While Portland Police Lt. Jeff Niiya’s union has aggressively defended him, the new records provide, for the first time, Niiya’s own account of the relationships he was building with protesters.
A republican congresswoman from Southwest Washington is weighing in on Portland’s decision to pull two police officers from a federal terrorism fighting task force.
Mayor Ted Wheeler hasn't decided who will conduct the investigation into text messages between a police lieutenant and Joey Gibson, but he's standing by his call for one.
The Portland City Council voted 3-2 to withdraw city police officers from the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, citing concerns about surveillance of Muslims, immigrants and political activists.
Portland’s city council grilled the state’s top federal law enforcement officials, a day before a likely vote on whether the city will withdraw from the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
One of Oregon’s largest groups is in line to get protection from religious discrimination for the first time: people who are atheist, agnostic or believe in “nothing in particular.”
A new report from the City Club could be the first salvo in a new campaign to convince Portland voters to abandon the commission system of government.
The Portland City Council voted 4-1 to approve a controversial settlement with a police officer who made a racist remark about killing black people.
Backers of a homeless shelter funded by the CEO of Columbia Sportswear say they are days away from breaking ground on the project. Whether that’s true is unclear.
Portland Police officers could have taken cover before trying to arrest Quanice Hayes, an African-American teen shot and killed by Portland Police in 2017, according to independent experts.
The Portland City Council postponed a vote Wednesday on a controversial settlement deal for a police sergeant fired after colleagues reported him making a racist remark during a morning roll call.
The Portland City Council will vote Feb. 13 on a resolution to withdraw from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
A Portland comedian said he was harassed by Border Patrol agents while on a Greyhound bus headed to Portland from Spokane, Washington. Border Patrol officials say he wasn't carrying the right documents.
The Portland Police Bureau has agreed to give a police sergeant fired after he allegedly made offensive remarks the equivalent of more than $100,000 in exchange for his retirement.
A 911 call released Wednesday corroborates key parts of a man’s account of being racially profiled and kicked out while he was a guest at the Portland DoubleTree Hotel in December.
An African-American artist has stepped up to save a historic home in Northeast Portland because of his family's own struggles with gentrification.
Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty says a small group of disruptive white men are frightening people away from city council.
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.
Michael Cox, the chief of staff to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and manager of his 2016 campaign, has resigned.
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