State offices closed Wednesday to honor President Bush

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW/AP) On Monday, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer designated Wednesday, December 5th as a legal holiday in observance of the National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush.

As a result, state offices will be closed.

Colyer's move corresponds with President Trump, who made the same declaration after the 41st President's death late Friday.

In a release sent to the media, the executive order say Kansas State offices closed to mourn the deaths of other presidents such as President Kennedy, Eisenhower, Truman, Johnson, Reagan, and Ford.

Many — but not all — state courts also will close Wednesday. The Kansas Supreme Court on Wednesday gave judicial districts discretion to conduct court proceedings if they were needed. Anyone who has a court day scheduled Wednesday should check with the court to determine if it will be held.