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.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | June 26, 2017 4:31 p.m.
Fire managers are already working to contain a 2,200-acre fire on the Warm Springs Reservation.
The eastern Oregon town of 200 people is now unexpectedly home to two recreational marijuana stores.
Thirty-eight people contracted mumps in Oregon between January and April this year. That’s more than the combined total of 34 mumps cases in the five years prior.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | June 7, 2017 1:37 p.m. | Bend, Oregon
This year’s heavy snowpack made for a slightly later-than-usual start to the season.
Land use | News | Politics | Fish & Wildlife | local | Environment | NW Life | Communities | Nation | Flora and FaunaOPB | May 15, 2017 5:45 p.m.
The Interior Department canceled upcoming meetings of local citizen groups that give input to the Bureau of Land Management on how to manage public lands.
While unemployment is near record lows in some Oregon cities, it’s still hard to find a well-paying job in places like Malheur or Lake counties.
An old, vacant hotel in Burns will be refurbished with funding from the State Historic Preservation Office.
NW Life | local | News | Environment | Eclipse 2017OPB | May 9, 2017 2:27 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon
With nearly every lodging option booked within the path of the eclipse, thousands of visitors are expected to spill over onto public lands.
Towns like Madras, John Day, and Baker City are expected to be inundated with visitors who want to see it.
Oregon Rep. Greg Walden was among a handful of Republicans who met with President Trump Wednesday to gain Trump’s support for an amendment to the American Health Care Act.
This month, central Oregon voters will decide on a $268 million bond for the Bend-La Pine School District. It’s a record-breaking request from the district.
A presidential executive order could mean that national monuments are rescinded, resized or modified.
The Oregon wildlife agency says it saw a big loss of does and fawns in parts of eastern Oregon — as high as 32 percent in Baker County.
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