Reporter and Producer

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

local | Politics | News

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman Placed On Leave Amid Investigation

OPB | March 24, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has been placed on paid administrative leave, the mayor's office said late Friday.

local | Politics | News

Portland Mayor Runs Out Of Time Delivering State Of The City Speech

OPB | March 24, 2017 10:23 a.m. | Portland

In his first major speech since he took office, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler revealed a little more of his vision for the city — but ran out of time before finishing his prepared remarks.

Nation | local | News

Mother Of Teen Killed By Portland Police Calls For Federal Investigation

OPB | March 22, 2017 10:23 a.m. | Portland

The mother of a 17 year-old African-American teen shot and killed by a Portland Police Officer in February is calling for a federal investigation into the death of her son.

local | Politics | News

Portland Mayor: Homeless Camp Will Stay For Now

OPB | March 22, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says the city wants to bring in a team of mediators to help determine the fate of the Hazelnut Grove homeless encampment in North Portland.

local | Education | News

Portland Partners With Colleges To Create School Of Public Health

OPB | March 20, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced the partnership with Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland State University and Portland Community College Monday morning.


Portland Mayor Acknowledges New Council Code Of Conduct May Not Be Constitutional

OPB | March 15, 2017 7:15 p.m.

In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Portland City Council passed new rules that empower them to eject and bar people they deem disruptive. They will likely face a court challenge.

local | Water | Health | News | Environment

Portland To Resume Using Bull Run Water In Spite Of Parasite

OPB | March 14, 2017 10:30 a.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau plans to resume using the Bull Run watershed as its drinking water source this week.

local | News

Portland Police Captains Under Investigation Placed On Leave

OPB | March 9, 2017 5:11 p.m. | Portland

In general, the police bureau uses paid administrative leave in limited and serious circumstances.

local | Politics | News

Portland Mayor Delays Vote On Ejecting People Who Disrupt Meetings

OPB | March 8, 2017 5:39 p.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler postponed a vote Wednesday on rules that make it easier to eject and bar people who disrupt council hearings.

local | Politics | News

Portland Launches Investigation Into Uber Program That Deceived Regulators

OPB | March 6, 2017 6 p.m.

Portland is launching an investigation into the ride-hailing company Uber in response to allegations reported by the New York Times last week.

Nation | local | NW Life | Politics | News

ICE Planea Deportar A Inmigrante De Oregón Con 5 Hijos, Sin Antecedentes Criminales

OPB | March 4, 2017 5:44 p.m. | Sandy, Oregon

La detención de Roman Zaragoza-Sánchez, y una reciente redada en Woodburn, Oregón, ilustra la expansión de categorías de inmigrantes deportables, que agentes federales están buscando detener y deportar.

Nation | local | Politics | News

ICE Plans To Deport Oregon Immigrant With 5 Children, No Criminal Background

OPB | March 2, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Sandy, Oregon

Roman Zaragoza-Sanchez has lived in the United States for 16 years. He has five children and no criminal record. Now he's being deported.

local | News

ICE Confirms 11 Immigration Arrests Near Woodburn, Oregon

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed it stopped two buses of Latino farmworkers outside of Woodburn, Oregon.

local | News

Portland Council Declines To Discipline Police Officer Over Taser Use

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 2:11 p.m.

In a rare vote, three members of Portland’s City Council raised questions about the actions of a police officer who repeatedly tased a man while arresting him in 2014.

Business | local | News

Judge Denies Landlords' Request To Halt New Portland No-Fault Eviction Law

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017 10:25 a.m. | Portland

A federal judge refused Wednesday to block a new Portland law that requires landlords to help their tenants pay relocation costs when they’re evicted or face rent hikes of more than 10 percent.

Water | local | News | Environment

Portland Switches To Its Backup Water Supply: What You Should Know

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 5:08 p.m. | Portland

The Portland Water Bureau is taking its Bull Run water supply offline while it studies a parasite that’s been repeatedly detected, in very small amounts, in the water.

Nation | Business | local | Sports | News

Oregon Cannabis Company Gets Into Athlete Sponsorship

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 11:34 a.m.

A Bend, Oregon cannabis company has found an interesting way to market its product. It’s sponsoring athletes.

Economy | Business | local | News

Meet The Wealthy Investors Buying Cheap Portland Apartment Buildings

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 10:15 a.m. | Portland

Professional and institutional investors have flocked to the Portland real estate market. They’re taking advantage of low vacancy rates to make money – and, in the process, driving up rents.

Economy | Business | Nation | News | Communities

Portland Landlord Could Pay More Than $100K To Relocate Tenants

OPB | Feb. 7, 2017 5:41 p.m.

More than 70 tenants evicted from a historic building in Northwest Portland could be among the first in the city to receive relocation aid.

local | Politics | News

Portland Decide Que Propietarios Paguen Por Desalojos Sin Causa, Inmediatamente

OPB | Feb. 3, 2017 6:32 p.m. | Portland

El Ayuntamiento de Portland votó unánimemente para aprobar un proyecto de ley que obliga a propietarios a pagar a sus inquilinos una “tarifa de reubicación” cuando los desalojan sin causa o aumentan los alquileres más del 10 por ciento.  

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