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.
Under the proposed amendment, nine council members would be elected by popular vote of the entire tribal membership — not by district.
A survey showed that the city tagline was not a message the community wanted to send.
Some Oregon ski mountains had enough snow for a limited opening this past weekend.
Central Oregon's rental housing shortage is particularly hard on vulnerable communities, including veterans.
A program at Deschutes County libraries is now connecting patrons with social services.
Bend's City Council approved several affordable housing developments for an exemption from city fees Wednesday.
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have joined the opposition to a Nestle water-bottling facility at Cascade Locks.
A man who attended high school in Central Oregon has been identified as the suspect in a shooting on Saturday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.