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.
local | News | Water | Environment
The city of Portland has reached a $10 million settlement in a long-running lawsuit alleging misspending of ratepayer dollars by the city’s water and sewer bureaus.
Eighty people who were homeless in Multnomah County died in 2016, according to a report released Thursday.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the departure Thursday of two of the city’s bureau directors, the latest in a series of shake-ups in leadership.
The Portland City Council pushed back a decision Wednesday on how to allocate money to help pave the city’s gravel and dirt roads and to improve streets that lack sidewalks and curbs.
News | Transportation | local
Portland City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of tolling to ease traffic on Interstates 5 and 205. At the crux of the debate is the stretch of I-5 that cuts through Rose Quarter.
An audit of Portland’s economic development agency found that it needs to do a better job managing the properties that it owns.
A campaign finance reform activist says Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith is violating the county charter and state election laws in her campaign for Portland City Council.
Renowned Oregon landscape architect J. Douglas Macy has died. Macy was part of the legendary team that created Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square and other Oregon icons.
The city’s Independent Police Review has released its full investigation into former Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea. It amounts to more than 250 pages of documents and memos.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office appears to have lacked clear policy, training or supervisory directives explaining Oregon’s sanctuary law and county policy regarding cooperating with ICE.
The Portland City Council is considering a legal fight to avoid releasing names of workers in one of the city’s public employee unions to an anti-union group.
Four Portland-area communities have submitted an application for Amazon's massive second headquarters.
The Portland City Council unanimously approved a goal to develop at least 2,000 units of permanent supportive housing by 2028.
Portland is taking a new approach to RVs and tiny homes placed on private property. The city’s building code bureau will limit its efforts to enforce the rules against them.
Sports | Recreation | News | local
Portland will be the only city in the Pacific Northwest with a race in the IndyCar series.
An election for a volunteer board in one Portland neighborhood became a crucible for debate over homelessness and the role of neighborhood associations.
In many ways, Danielle Outlaw is just what Portlanders expect in a police chief.
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