Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean is the digital news editor for New Orleans Public Radio. 
Before coming to New Orleans, she was the editor of Denverite, a digital news startup now under the Colorado Public Radio umbrella. Prior to that she was a copy editor and features writer at the Denver Post, and before that, a music reporter for the Colorado Daily. She graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree in journalism and from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

French Quarter Festival won't be kept down in 2021 — or at least it's determined to rise back up.

A few thousand more homes had their power restored Friday in Southeast Louisiana. But around 309,000 remain in the dark.

Hundreds of thousands of Louisianans are without power and dealing with wind damage from Hurricane Zeta on Thursday morning. One person in Louisiana is dead.

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Roughly 400,000 Louisiana residents are without power after Hurricane Zeta tore through the region Wednesday evening. More than two-thirds of the outages are based in Orleans and Jefferson Parish, according to Entergy's website. 

Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane again tonight and is still on track to make landfall on the Gulf Coast “late Wednesday or Wednesday night,” according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

It's time to start casting ballots, Louisiana.

New Orleans will enter Phase 3 of reopening on Saturday, Oct. 3, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Thursday at a press conference.

Now that Hurricane Sally has moved eastward and threats from the storm have dramatically decreased in likelihood, officials in New Orleans are exhaling a bit.

Hurricane Sally continues to strengthen as it makes a slow track toward the Mississippi Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center.

New Orleans will remain in Phase 2 of its coronavirus reopening as the rest of the state moves to Phase 3 on Friday under Gov. John Bel Edwards' order.