Amanda Peacher works for the Mountain West News Bureau out of Boise State Public Radio. She's an Idaho native who returned home after a decade of living and reporting in Oregon. She's an award-winning reporter with a background in community engagement and investigative journalism.
Amanda pedals her bike to work and spends weekends hiking the Boise foothills with her toddler and husband, baking unhealthy sweets, or feebly trying to get her garden to grow.
A panel of judges ruled Friday that in denying a transgender inmate gender confirmation surgery, the state violated the Eighth Amendment.
An Idaho inmate sued the state to receive sex reassignment surgery and won. If she prevails in federal appeals court, she'll become the first inmate to receive the surgery through court order.
About 2.5 million children in America are homeless. In Boise, Idaho, 14-year-old Caydden Zimmerman struggles with the anxieties of middle school while living in a homeless shelter.
The trial for the militants who seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon this year is close to wrapping up. The standoff traumatized and divided nearby Burns, Ore.