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

News | Environment | Land | NW Life | local

Federal Court Pops Up In Grant County For Rainbow Gathering

OPB | June 26, 2017 4:39 p.m. | Portland

A small team of federal prosecutors and judges is deploying to Grant County, Oregon, where the Rainbow Gathering is taking place.

News | Politics | local | Nation

Portland Police Chief Defends Police Use Of Force At Dueling Protests

OPB | June 23, 2017 5:48 p.m. | Portland

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.

News | local | Sports

Portland Approves $50 Million Soccer Stadium Expansion

OPB | June 21, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve an expansion of Providence Park Stadium, home to the Portland Timbers and the Portland Thorns. 

Water | NW Life | Recreation | local

A Brief Guide To Swimming In Portland’s Willamette River

OPB | 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.


Portland Homeless Count Shows Numbers Up, But Some Good News

OPB | June 19, 2017 2:45 p.m.

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.

News | local

Trump's Former Northwest Campaign Chair Is Encouraging Men To Register For Draft

OPB | June 13, 2017 1:15 p.m.

The director of the Selective Service Administration is in Oregon and Washington this week, encouraging men to register.

News | Environment | Politics | local

Portland Joins Effort To Publish Removed EPA Climate Change Website

OPB | 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.

News | Environment | local | Water

4 Ways Portland's Willamette Riverfront Could Change

OPB | June 7, 2017 3:26 p.m. | Portland

Several stretches of the Willamette River in downtown Portland are poised for a makeover in the coming decade.  

News | local

Portland's 911 Hold Times Are Worse Than The City Reported

OPB | June 7, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Portland

A new report published Wednesday reveals that for more than a decade, Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Communications misstated how long it took dispatchers to answer 911 calls.

News | Politics | local | Nation

'OPB Politics Now': Political Aftermath Of The Portland Train Stabbing

OPB | June 2, 2017 8:51 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s response to the stabbings on the MAX train brought up some serious questions about free speech vs. hate speech.

News | Politics | local | Nation

Grandmother Of Portland Stabbing Victim Asks Organizers To Cancel Dueling Rallies

OPB | June 1, 2017 7:29 p.m. | Portland

The family of a man stabbed on a Portland light-rail train last week wants organizers to cancel a right-wing rally planned for Sunday. They also want counter-protesters on the left to cancel.

News | Politics | local

People Of Color In Portland Government Face A Frustrating And Even Scary Time

OPB | May 16, 2017 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Portland's elected council members are all white. But many of their employees are not. The frequent, chaotic protests at City Hall have frustrated and even scared some of the people of color who work for the city.

News | local | Economy

After Rent Doubled, This Portland Family Found A New Home In Their Neighbor's Backyard

OPB | May 10, 2017 4:31 p.m. | Portland

Could accessory dwelling units be the answer to Portland's housing crisis? They are for one family forced out by skyrocketing rent. 

News | Politics | Nation

Portland Voters Will Consider Giving Independent Auditor More Freedom

OPB | May 2, 2017 8:59 a.m.

Portland is the only city in Oregon with an elected auditor. A measure on the May 16 ballot proposes amending the city charter to give the auditor more independence from the agencies she investigates.  

News | Politics | local | Business

New Portland Mayor Invests In Homeless Services And Infrastructure — But Not Housing

OPB | May 1, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Portland

The city has forecast a $18.4 million surplus for the next budget year. Mayor Ted Wheeler has proposed splitting it between two of his priorities: transportation infrastructure and services for the homeless.

News | local

Portland Plans To Subpoena Uber Over 'Greyball' Program

OPB | April 27, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Portland

Portland Transportation Commissioner Dan Saltzman says he plans to ask the City Council to issue a subpoena to the ride hailing company Uber.

News | Environment | Nation | Business

Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly

OPB | April 24, 2017 4:04 p.m.

Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1.

News | Environment | Energy | local | Renewable energy

Portland Votes 'Yes' On Plan To Turn Poop Into Vehicle Fuel

OPB | April 19, 2017 5 p.m.

Portland's wastewater agency has a new plan for the methane gas that’s a byproduct of solid waste.

News | local

What We Know About Portland's Investigation Into Uber And Greyball

OPB | April 18, 2017 7:30 p.m. | Portland

Portland has asked the ride-hailing company Uber to hand over a playbook it created on tactics to evade regulators.

News | local

Portland Developers Donate Space For Temporary Homeless Shelter

OPB | April 17, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Two Portland development firms are donating space for a temporary homeless shelter in the Shleifer Furniture building in the heart of the city’s central east side.

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