Ashley Dean

Digital News Editor

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.

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Ashley Dean / WWNO

The people of New Orleans are once again free to purchase an alcoholic beverage from a local business and walk out the door with it.


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.

Ben Depp / For WWNO

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.

Bill Feig/AP Photo/POOL

Translated by Luis Rodrigálvarez

En el pequeño pueblo de Bell City, a unos 23 kilómetros al este de la pequeña ciudad de Lake Charles y cerca de la irregular costa del sur de Luisiana, en la mañana del 27 de agosto había árboles caídos por todas partes.