Amanda Peacher

Reporter & Host, LOCKED podcast

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.

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service has reinstated Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears living near Yellowstone National Park.

 

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Jul 30, 2019

What are you curious about after listening to LOCKED? Maybe you have specific questions, or maybe you'd like more details about gender dysphoria, Adree’s time in prison, or other cases where trans inmates have sued for medical treatment. Let us know.

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The Trump Administration has selected a champion of private property rights and oil, gas and coal energy development to fill a top position at the Bureau of Land Management.

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A recent analysis by the news outlet Arizona Republic shows a number of communities across our region are at risk for deadly wildfires.

 

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Across the Mountain West, the majority of our land mass is publicly owned. A new mapping project by Headwaters Economics provides county-level data that can help you understand what that means.

 

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The Environmental Protection Agency is expanding the use of an insecticide that is toxic to bees. The move affects more than 17 million acres of farmland in our region.

 

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The Bureau of Land Management is officially relocating its headquarters to the Mountain West. That’s according to an announcement by Colorado Senator Cory Gardner.

 

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More and more people are becoming rock climbers, and the economic effects are big in our region. That’s according to a new report from the American Alpine Club.

 

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A gray wolf was spotted in Northern Colorado this week and Wyoming Game and Fish just confirmed it's a member of a Wyoming pack.

 

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If you have questions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email or record a voice memo with your full name and where you’re from to LOCKEDPOD@gmail.com. We might even answer your question on a future episode. 

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Is denying Adree Edmo her sex reassignment surgery cruel and unusual punishment? We look at both sides of the case and how public opinion is muddying the water.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

How complicated is sex reassignment surgery, how easy is it to find a doctor who can do it and health insurance that will pay for it? And who should pay for it in prison?

Heath Druzin / Boise State Public Radio

Life in prison can be rough for anyone, but for trans women in an all-male facility it can be really rough. What's it like to live in the wrong body behind bars?

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Who is the trans inmate suing the state of Idaho for sex reassignment surgery? We visit the Shoshone-Bannock Indian reservation where Adree Edmo grew up to understand her complicated and dark backstory.

National Park Service

A new analysis shows that despite record visitation, the National Park Service is hiring fewer rangers and other staff.

 

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Housing prices are still on the rise in the Mountain West, and so is the cost renting. That's according to the latest housing report from Zillow.

U.S. Census Bureau

According to a new analysis, proposed changes to the federal poverty line could mean big changes for low income people in the Mountain West.


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If you’re in the market for a new tent or fleece jacket, you could see prices for those products go up. The Trump Administration is proposing new tariffs on items like these that are produced in China.

 

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in San Francisco Thursday in the case of transgender inmate in Idaho Adree Edmo, who sued to get sex reassignment surgery. A lower court judge ruled in her favor, but the state of Idaho appealed that decision.

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On a late afternoon in September 2015, a 27-year-old transgender inmate named Adree Edmo wrote a note in her cinder block prison cell in Idaho. She wanted to be clear that what she was about to do was not an attempt at suicide.

 


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A coalition of conservationists is petitioning Idaho and Wyoming to make hunters carry bear spray when they’re within the Yellowstone ecosystem.

 

National Park Service

House Democrats railed against the Trump Administration’s proposed National Parks budget in a committee hearing this week.



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A state-by-state analysis of internet speeds shows that our region has some of the slowest broadband and mobile network speeds in the country. 

 

Bureau of Reclamation

Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt faced fiery questions during his senate confirmation hearing Thursday.

 

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If you kill a wolf in Idaho, your effort might be worth $1,000. 

A nonprofit in North Idaho covers costs for hunters and trappers who successfully harvest wolves. The group, called the Foundation for Wildlife Management pays up to $1,000 per wolf harvest.

 

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