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State, federal buildings to close Wednesday for Bush mourning

December 4, 2018

State and federal offices will be closed and employees will be off Wednesday to honor former President George H.W. Bush, who died on Friday.

The University of Nebraska also announced it will cancel classes on Wednesday and the day will be a paid holiday for all non-essential university employees. Wednesday would have been the final scheduled day of classes before finals.

U.S. markets also will be closed.

State law requires state employees to get the day off whenever the president gives federal employees paid time off, with some exceptions, like law enforcement, security and military.

Because of the difficulties of rescheduling court hearings, the judicial branch said courts, county court clerk’s offices, and probation offices will remain open on Wednesday.

In addition to the National Day of Mourning, all U.S. and Nebraska flags will continue to be flown at half-staff for 30 days following the death of Bush, the nation’s 41st president.

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