Reporter and Producer
Amanda Peacher is a multimedia reporter and producer covering Central Oregon based in Bend.
Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist, wilderness ranger and as an outreach specialist for a statewide nonprofit. She started at OPB in 2011 as the Public Insight Network journalist.
She’s a fellow with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and has reported in Mexico as a Savage International Peace Fellow. In 2013, she reported for NPR Berlin on a two-month Arthur F. Burns fellowship. In 2014 she received the national Equal Voice Journalism Award funded by the Marguerite Casey Foundation to report on hunger and SNAP in Oregon.
Amanda has masters degrees in literary nonfiction journalism and environmental studies from the University of Oregon.
Amanda enjoys cycling, playing cello and baking sweets.
Oregon and Washington lawmakers react to the canceled vote on the American Health Care Act.
Crook County and the Bend-Redmond metro area make national top ten lists for growth.
Several Northwest rivers are at risk of flooding this week, including the Columbia River near Vancouver, Washington.
The wet and cold winter may have been a doozy for urban Oregonians, but for farmers all that snow was good news.
A jury has convicted occupiers Jason Patrick and Darryl Thorn on felony conspiracy charges for their roles in last year’s takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
The breach occurred when an employee sent W-2 tax forms for all district workers to an email hacker impersonating the superintendent.
The congressman holds meetings in Deschutes County every year, but some Bend residents are upset that he hasn’t held one in their community since 2013.
Thousands of rounds or rifle and pistol ammo were stolen from a locked building in the park headquarters earlier this month.
In an interview from prison, Ryan Payne explains why he's trying to reverse his guilty plea.
OPB's Amanda Peacher talks to journalist Leah Sottile about the last chance for the prosecution and defense to persuade the jury in the trial of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Closing arguments began Tuesday for the seven defendants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year.
The occupiers argue the federal government can’t manage public lands as well as state, counties or private entities. But that’s a pretty big political fight and a move environmental and conservation groups oppose.
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