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.
World | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Land | Water | News | Environment
With Central Oregon’s booming population growth, water is an increasingly important resource. And on the Upper Deschutes River, scarce water has become a big problem for wildlife and river habitat.
It’s a long-term build out for a campus that Oregon State University leaders say will eventually house 5,000 students.
local | News | Land use | Environment
Crook County’s plan is part of a recent movement in rural counties to resurrect an obscure federal policy and have more weight in federal lands management.
Economic growth in Deschutes County is not only outpacing most other Oregon cities, it’s seeing some of the biggest gains in the nation.
Commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to sell an old landfill to Oregon State University-Cascades for $1.
A 15-year-old boy from Vancouver, Washington, is facing misdemeanor charges for starting the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge.
The city of Bend has plans to revitalize an industrial area in the center of town.
Oregon's Department of Justice has concluded that Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer did not act commit criminal acts by destroying public records and issuing handgun licenses to out-of-state residents.
Bend residents may soon have the option to change how their city is governed.
Campus growth goals might take longer than expected after OSU-Cascades received a trimmed down funding package from lawmakers this year.
The Oregon Health Authority released a report Thursday detailing how St. Charles Hospital in Bend violated its own staffing rules.
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With cooler temperatures and rain hitting the Northwest, some firefighters are now headed home.
Nation | News | Communities
The idea of the gift card campaign is to help generate revenue for small businesses that had to close their doors due to the Eagle Creek Fire.
Oregon State Police suspect the Salt Lake City man could be responsible for other fires in the region.