George Fulginiti-Shakar accepts the award for outstanding musical direction at the 2011 Helen Hayes Awards on April 25. (Doug Kapustin/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Judges in Maryland are unhappy with a proposed amendment to the Maryland Public Defender Act because it would require them to occasionally work on weekends. (Maryland Reporter)

The nominations are in for the 28th Helen Hayes Awards, recognizing the best of local theater in several categories. (We Love DC)

Local musician Rene Moffatt has released a song lamenting the trials and tribulations of waiting for the Route 42 bus. (The Washington Post)

Complicated liquor laws and a lack of other nightlife options make opening a bar in Silver Spring difficult. (Just Up The Pike)

As Opening Day approaches, here are 10 reasons to cheer on the Nationals in 2012. (The Hill is Home)