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Thanks to a grant of $30,000 from Wells Fargo, 13,000 students will be able to see Oregon Shakespeare Festival plays this year.

Students from 200 schools across the United States and Canada will be able to attend one or more OSF plays this year, after the financial services company donated funds to support reduced-price tickets for students at special matinee performances during the current season. The students also will attend workshops and engage in discussions with OSF actors about the plays.

This is the 14th year Wells Fargo has supported the student program, giving a total of $455,000 to help more than 220,000 students experience live theater, according to a press release.

For more information about the Special Matinee program, contact Deborah Small, director of institutional giving, at 541-482-2111, ext. 249. For tickets or information about the season, call 541-482-4331 or visit www.osfashland.org.

Oregon House co-speakers have appointed Rep. Sal Esquivel, R-Medford, to the House Interim Committee on Rules. The committee will consider a number of issues while the Legislature is not in session, ranging from election law to government reform. Esquivel served on the House Rules Committee in 2007.

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