Amanda Peacher is a multimedia reporter/producer covering Central Oregon. She started at OPB in 2011 as the Public Insight journalist.
Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist, wilderness ranger and as an outreach specialist for a statewide nonprofit.
Amanda has masters degrees in literary nonfiction journalism and environmental studies from the UO. 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 enjoys cycling, playing cello and baking sweets.
The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs' secretary-treasurer has been removed from his duties, the tribe confirmed in a statement Wednesday.
State biologists are telling the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission there's enough evidence to consider taking the gray wolf off the state endangered species list.
A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the vulnerability of coastal communities to tsunami hazards.
Former Woodgrain Millwork employees paint a picture of a work environment where building maintenance was lax and the roof leaked for years.
Many small ski resorts in the Northwest have been closed much of the season due to lack of snow. But one ski hill in Eastern Oregon has been thriving.
Last fall, a new school opened in Warm Springs. Now, tribal students can go to school on the reservation through eighth grade.
Someone hacked Advantage Dental, a Redmond-based company, and gained access to private information of more than 150,000 patients.
Environment | local | Water | NewsOPB | March 16, 2015 11:41 a.m. | Bend, Oregon
Mt. Bachelor near Bend is faring better than most western ski resorts.