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

The University of Nebraska also announced it will cancel classes Wednesday and the day will be a paid holiday for all non-essential university employees. Saturday is the final scheduled day of classes before finals, which begin next week.

U.S. markets also will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery.

State law requires state employees to get the day off whenever the president gives federal employees paid time off, with some exceptions, such as law enforcement, security and the 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 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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Photos: George H.W. Bush in Nebraska


Assistant city editor

Shelly Kulhanek is assistant city editor.

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