State of Kansas offices to be closed Wednesday as day of mourning for President Bush; judges have discretion in holding court

Gov. Jeff Colyer has ordered that all State of Kansas offices be closed on Wednesday as a day of mourning for the late President George H.W. Bush.

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday a National Day of Mourning for Bush, the 41st president of the U.S., who died Friday in Houston.

State of Kansas offices were closed to mourn the deaths of other presidents, including Presidents Kennedy, Eisenhower, Truman, Johnson, Reagan and Ford, the governor’s office noted in a news release Monday morning.

At Douglas County District Court, individual judges may choose to hold court on Wednesday, though otherwise the court will be closed.

Chief Judge Peggy Kittel said, in an order, that the court would observe the day of mourning by closing but that she was giving judges the authority to conduct proceedings that day if “in the best interest of justice.” People with court dates should contact the appropriate division to verify whether it is holding court Wednesday.


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