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.

Tropical Storm Cristobal came and went through New Orleans without delivering much of the forecasted flooding. So here comes a thunderstorm to do the job instead.

Activist group Take 'Em Down NOLA has organized a week's worth of protests in New Orleans in response to the killing of George Floyd, as well as the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Modesto Reyes, Tony McDade and others killed by police.

About 50 people gathered at Claiborne and Esplanade avenues in New Orleans late Friday morning to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and police violence toward black people around the country.

As of noon, the protest was growing and ongoing.

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Health experts and workers’ rights advocates say they’re not surprised by recent coronavirus outbreaks in the crawfish industry and warn the virus will continue to spread unless the industry makes changes to better protect workers.

The number of COVID-19 cases reported over 24 hours in Louisiana spiked again on Thursday and, once again, this is not cause for alarm.

Wednesday's report from the Louisiana Department of Health shows the biggest single-day increase in reported COVID-19 cases since May 1 but, once again, that's not cause for alarm.

Another 2,292 Louisianians who were known to have COVID-19 are presumed to have recovered, according to the latest report from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

French Quarter Festival and Satchmo SummerFest are both officially off this year because of the coronavirus, organizer French Quarter Festivals Inc. announced Thursday.

With the help of the state and UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the city on Thursday morning provided shelter in local hotels to 150 people experiencing homelessness.

The latest report from the Louisiana Department of Health indicates 20,316 people are presumed recovered from COVID-19 in Lousiana — 3,013 more since the April 27 update.