Good morning. Hopefully your power is restored following yesterday afternoon’s thunderstorms.
It’s the start of a new week, and for thousands of Prince George’s County and D.C. public and public charter students, it’s the start of a new school year. As your kids head back, be sure to check out our comprehensive resource guide. Make sure you aren’t late for your first day by planning ahead for traffic. You can also follow @PostSchools on Twitter for updates throughout the day.
Today is also the press preview of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the Mall, and Pat Sullivan will be tweeting live from the scene. The shroud covering the monument was removed Thursday, but the official dedication ceremony isn’t until next weekend. The site could be a challenge to get to, so prepare ahead of time, and get ready for a long walk.
For those of you who missed the story this weekend, a toddler in Prince George’s County — barely a month shy of his second birthday — was shot while being held in his mother’s arms. The boy is in critical condition, and police have identified a person of interest in the shooting. We’ll be updating this story as more information comes in.
Iqbal Unus has spent 40 years building some of the country’s best-known Muslim organizations. Reporter Michelle Boorstein gives us a peek behind the man and how he doesn’t let the tension between his faith and his country discourage him. You can get more local faith coverage here.
Finally, time is running out to get to know your candidates as the Virginia primary election is tomorrow. We’ve put together a voter’s guide to help you make your decision.