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.
The Portland Police Bureau on Tuesday sought to clarify an Aug. 4 incident that involved officers discovering a group with a "cache" of firearms on top of a parking garage downtown during a protest.
In a press conference Monday, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said he plans to introduce a bill — as early as this week— to respond to “escalating” street violence.
Portland City Council candidate Jo Ann Hardesty has snagged an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer.
In a debate at the Portland City Club, City Council candidates Loretta Smith and Jo Ann Hardesty differed sharply on public safety. They also misstated some facts.
Students protesting the shooting of Jason Washington say they will occupy the steps of the PSU campus security building to pressure the school to disarm campus police.
OPB's senior political reporter Jeff Mapes is joined by OPB news director Anna Griffin and reporters Ericka Cruz Guevarra and Amelia Templeton.
Records and interviews raise questions about financial oversight and record keeping at the Portland NAACP chapter during candidate Jo Ann Hardesty's time as president.
Jason Washington was shot by police in June carrying a gun that wasn’t his, according to records released by the Portland Police Bureau on Friday.
A grand jury has decided not to criminally charge two Portland State University campus police officers implicated in the first officer-involved shooting at the university.
The Portland City Council unanimously passed a zoning change Wednesday that will make it harder for mobile home park owners to close the parks and redevelop them as apartments or condos.
A proposal to make it harder to redevelop manufactured home parks is headed to the Portland City Council. The parks are the latest front in the struggle over the displacement of low-income communities.
Portland's police chief's comments came as the city’s Independent Police Review is investigating at least seven different incidents of possible police misconduct at an Aug 4. rally in downtown Portland.
The Portland Water Bureau is advancing a plan to filter Portland's drinking water for the first time since the system came on line in 1895.
Portland City Council candidate Loretta Smith is raising questions about her opponent’s business records.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has announced new bureau assignments for the City Council that will take effect Sept. 4.
Portland's police chief has ordered her professional standards division to review police use of force during a far-right "free speech" rally and counter-protest on Saturday.
Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian has accused legislative leaders of permitting a culture that downplays harassment and overlooks victims.
A series of Facebook posts and news stories have raised the prospect that members of the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer are bringing guns to a Portland rally. If they do, they'll need a permit.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is disputing a claim that the city’s police did not respond to requests federal workers made for help during a five-week-long protest outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office building.
The union that represents federal immigration workers has sent Portland’s mayor a cease and desist letter. It's the latest fallout from his handling of the recent protests at the federal immigration office in Portland.
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