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.
A renowned Oregon ocean scientist has died. Bill Peterson, 74, helped illuminate how climate events like the El Niño affect the ocean food web including the Northwest's salmon runs.
Two Portland landlords will continue their legal challenge to an ordinance that requires them to help pay relocation expenses for their tenants in some situations.
The Portland Housing Bureau will buy a strip club and a large empty lot across the street from Cleveland High School and develop affordable housing there.
In a split with the Multnomah County district attorney, two Portland city council members say the city can compel police officers involved in shootings to talk with investigators immediately afterward.
Mayor Ted Wheeler offered the position to Danielle Outlaw, 41, a deputy chief in the Oakland Police Department.
Water | Health | local | News | EnvironmentOPB | July 26, 2017 8 a.m. | Portland
A key watchdog group that monitors spending at the Portland Water Bureau said it will ask the City Council to slow its decision on a pricey new water treatment facility.
Communities | News | localOPB | July 24, 2017 5:33 p.m.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is meeting with four police chief finalists this week. The finalists include current chief Mike Marshman and an assistant chief of police from Pittsburgh.
Treating Portland's water supply for a microscopic pathogen, cryptosporidium, could increase the average monthly bill for customers as much as $10.38 in coming years.
Nation | News | EnvironmentOPB | July 10, 2017 12:22 p.m.
A wildfire has caused delays on Oregon's main route between Bend and Lakeview. And some residents near White Salmon, Washington have been asked to be ready to evacuate, due to the Dry Creek Fire.
Portland State University's top donor just gave the school another $5 million. The Iranian-American businessman used the occasion to criticize president Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Eric Lee Flores, 23, was sentenced Thursday for his role in taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.
The Portland Water Bureau is weighing options to comply with a federal rule that requires treatment of the city’s drinking water supply for a single-celled parasite. The cost could be $500 million.
Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has written a detailed account of why police officers used pepper spray and detained dozens of people during dueling protests in downtown Portland on June 4.
The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve an expansion of Providence Park Stadium, home to the Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns.
NW Life | Recreation | Water | localOPB | June 21, 2017 1:46 p.m. | Portland
Water quality testing consistently shows it's safe to swim in the Willamette River. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you decide to take a dip.
A one-night count of homeless people in Portland and Multnomah County in February found that homelessness continues to grow, but local leaders have made progress getting people into temporary shelter.
The director of the Selective Service Administration is in Oregon and Washington this week, encouraging men to register.
Politics | local | News | EnvironmentOPB | June 12, 2017 4:31 p.m.
The city of Portland is joining a national effort to post climate change data that was removed from the website of the Environmental Protection Agency in April.
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