Amanda Peacher

Amanda Peacher is an Arthur F. Burns fellow reporting and producing in Berlin in 2013. Amanda is from Portland, Oregon, where she works as the public insight journalist for Oregon Public Broadcasting. She produces radio and online stories, data visualizations, multimedia projects, and facilitates community engagement opportunities for OPB's newsroom.

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state of Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to inmate Adree Edmo.

The panel of judges agreed with U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill's ruling in Edmo's favor last December, writing that his findings were "logical and well-supported" and that "responsible prison officials were deliberately indifferent to Edmo's gender dysphoria, in violation of the Eighth Amendment."

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Much of Oregon saw snow these past couple of days. Meteorologists predict that cold, snowy weather will continue over the next couple of weeks.

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Organizers who opposed the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge raised more than $130,000 in support of nonprofit organizations and the Burns-Paiute Tribe.

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The leaders of the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been arrested. But Harney County remains a tense, and in some ways, a divided place. Conversations about the occupation have dominated social media and dinner tables. Many locals say they’ve felt stressed and anxious for weeks.

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A crowd of Burns residents and self-described militia group members gathered outside the Harney County courthouse Monday. One group was protesting law enforcement and the death of an occupier, while the other group was there to support law enforcement.

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The FBI says agents are negotiating with the four remaining militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to get the occupiers to come out peacefully. The occupiers seem willing to go, but say they don't want to face charges.

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The FBI confirmed Thursday that the militant who died Tuesday was fatally shot by law enforcement. The man shot was LaVoy Finicum, a spokesperson for the armed occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The FBI released aerial video showing the Tuesday evening encounter between two of the militants' vehicles and law enforcement.

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The Burns Paiute Tribe Wednesday denounced the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife headquarters.

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Forest managers are turning to video technology to help them spot wildfires before they get out of control. That means that they're turning away from fire lookouts who sit atop towers. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Amanda Peacher reports.