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“This is a sad day…”: U.S. industrial/mining/logistics layoffs, March 2018

Incomplete list of U.S. Mining/Industrial/Logistics job loss/shutdown announcements made in March 2018.

Alabama: C&S WHOLESALE issued a shutdown WARN for its ops in Montgomery, 45 jobs gone by June.  What automotive industry recovery? FEDERAL MOGUL issued a layoff WARN for its factory in Jacksonville, 65 jobs gone mid-April.

 California: Aircraft interior company C and D Zodiac issued a shutdown WARN for its Garden Grove ops, 46 jobs gone by mid-July.  Gayle Manufacturing issued a shutdown WARN for its operations in Yolo County, 76 jobs gone by the end of May. General Electric (GE) eliminating 170 jobs in San Ramon, by mid-May!  H and M International Transportation suddenly shutdown its ops in City of Commerce, 113 jobs suddenly gone!  Sandberg Furniture Manufacturing issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Vernon, 105 jobs gone by mid-May! Foothill Distributing issued a shutdown WARN for its ops in Redding, 95 jobs gone by early May.  What automotive industry recovery? Gasket maker Zone Enterprises issued a shutdown WARN for its Anaheim factory, 216 jobs gone by the end of May!  PPG finally notified the state that it shutdown its factory in Irvine, 34 jobs gone back in January.

Colorado: After 40 years map maker MacVan Maps shutting down: “People are using their electronic devices more and so we just can’t sell enough maps.”-Bob Stanley, general manager

Florida: In Miami, Shuttle Services M.I.A. eliminating 95 jobs by May.

Illinois: Nature’s Second Chance Hauling now chapter 11 bankrupt busted. What automotive industry recovery? Peoria based Caterpillar warning that it will shutdown factories in Illinois, Texas and the country of Panama, for a total of 9-hundred jobs lost!  It’s blamed on crashing sales which began back in 2012.

Indiana: After 80 years and hundreds of layoffs, American Commercial Barge Lines suddenly announced it will shutdown its Jeffboat brand boat factory.  Book distributor ReaderLink shutting down its Indianapolis operation, 147 jobs gone by the end of August!

Kentucky: American Greetings shutting down its Bardstown factory due to the loss of a major contract, at least 450 jobs gone by February 2019!

Maryland:  Bankrupt Connecticut based paper products maker Cenveo shutting down its Port City Press factory, 113 jobs gone by May!

Michigan: What automotive industry recovery? Ford eliminating 2-thousand jobs in Wayne, supposedly to re-tool operations to make more gas guzzling pick-ups and SUVs, due to low sales of more fuel efficient cars!

Minnesota: Elkay Manufacturing eliminating 1-hundred jobs in New Ulm, starting mid-May!

New Jersey: Uniform maker Cintas eliminating 1-hundred jobs in Belleville, by the end of May! FMC eliminating 53 jobs in Philadelphia, by the end of September.  DuPont eliminating 103 jobs in Deepwater, by the end of May!

New York: Freeman Bus Corporation issued a WARN for its Watertown location, 28 jobs lost due to loss of contract. VWR issued a shutdown WARN for its Rouses Point location, 27 jobs gone by the end of May, due to being taken over by Avantor.

North Carolina: Rockwell Collins killing 119 jobs in Winston-Salem, offshoring them to Philippines!

Ohio: AES Ohio Generation-Dayton Power & Light shutting down two power plants and a training center, 370 jobs gone by June!

Oregon: What construction industry recovery? Pennsylvania based Armstrong World Industries shutting down its ceiling tile factory in Saint Helens, 136 jobs gone by the end of May!

Pennsylvania: First Energy shutting down Beaver Valley Power Station (nuke plant) by 2021, blaming low prices on crashing demand for electricity.  Schneider National Carriers eliminating 155 jobs in Bedford, by the end of April! Bankrupt Connecticut based paper products maker Cenveo shutting down its Altoona factory, 144 jobs gone by May!

Texas: GE Oil & Gas eliminating 78 jobs in Lufkin by the end of July, “The downturn in the oil and gas industry has forced us to review our operations to determine how we can best stay competitive…”

Virginia: Schneider National Carriers eliminating 181 jobs in Gordonsville, by the end of April!

Washington: In Seattle, after 104 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Kusak Cut Glass Works shutting down, greedy city leaders re-zoned (gentrified) the neighborhood where the factory is located, it will be replaced with apartments: “This is a sad day…”-Chuck Kusak, radio interview with KIRO

Wisconsin: Racine based cleaning products manufacturer S.C. Johnson eliminating as many as 4-hundred jobs “to maintain the company’s health and leadership.”  Hubbell Lighting issued a shutdown WARN for its factory in Hudson, 54 jobs gone by the end of May.

Wyoming: According to the state Mine Inspector’s annual report the coal industry has stabilized after eliminating almost 1-thousand jobs within two years, however, in 2017 only a whopping five new coal industry jobs were created!  What construction industry recovery? The town of Jackson issued a 180 days construction moratorium due to  new stricter Teton County level employee housing rules, town leaders want new construction project applications to be filed after the new housing rules go into effect.  The new county housing rules will cost construction companies more money. 

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Mining/Industrial/Logistics layoffs, February 2018:“NO REASONABLE OPTION BUT….DEACTIVATION”

U.S. Food Crisis: West Virginia Operation Carrot? State sponsored survivalism!

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You know things are bad when the National Guard starts teaching people how to grow carrots!  That’s what they’re doing in West Virginia.

Apparently there is such a low supply of carrots in the region that West Virginia’s National Guard and Capitol Conservation District are conducting operations Patriot Guard-ens and Farm Roots (in that order).  The first Farm Roots carrot growing course was conducted on 13APR2018, however, Patriot Guardens was started in 2017 (The Journal: “National Guard is transitioning armories into agriculture transition/training hubs”).

It’s not just a low supply of carrots but Director of Patriot Guardens Education and Deputy Director of Economic Development, Melissa Stewart, also says it’s about prepping for survival: “Sharing my knowledge of agricultural production is one way that I hope to help our participants find some peace of mind through working with their hands toward developing a more self-sufficient lifestyle.”

Patriot Guardens op at Recovery Point in Charleston, 22APR2017

One reason for the carrot shortage is that West Virginia’s dirt is not conducive to growing carrots, so the taxpayer/donation funded program is teaching individuals how to use raised beds and better soil.  The National Guard claims they’ve also got buyers waiting in the wings; area restaurants that are having a hard time getting affordable carrots.


“hard realities”: U.S. hi-tech/communications breakdown, March 2018

More proof you brick-n-mortar store owners can’t directly blame the internet/high-tech competition for your demise. Incomplete list of U.S. internet/high-tech/communications job destruction announcements in March 2018:

California: Snap (snapchat) conducting a second and third round of layoffs since January, this time 220 people (100 sales, 120 engineers) suddenly laid off!  Pepperjam (for a short time called eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions) laying off 20% of its workers across the U.S. as part of a secret reorganization plan.  In North Highlands, Pennsylvania based Advanced Call Center Technologies shutting down, 51 jobs gone.  Movie production/promotion company Weinstein now chapter 11 bankrupt busted due to its namesake’s sex scandals. Univision laid off 20 people as part of plans to take the company public (IPO, issue stocks, debt financing through investors).  NettApp continues to kill jobs, this time more than 12 Sunnyvale HQ employees let go.  San Francisco based tech company that promised to help brick-n-mortar mom-n-pop shops, and raised some big funding from sport and ‘Hollywood’ celebrities, Zenreach suddenly laid off 20% of its employees.  Data-driven, technology-empowered customer support company iQor Holdings issued a layoff WARN for its Simi Valley location, 129 jobs gone by June! Symantec issued layoff WARNs for another 19 people.  Johanson Dielectrics issued a shutdown WARN for its Sylmar location, 197 jobs gone by the end of May!  Singapore based tech manufacturer Flextronics International finally told state employment officials that it killed 52 Alviso jobs back in February.  Mountain View based cloud products designer Tintri issued a layoff WARN, 58 jobs gone in April.

Colorado: For the third year in a row The Denver Post eliminating jobs, this time 30 people laid off. 

Florida: EFT software maker M2 Systems now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, blaming a lawsuit in Connecticut.  The lawsuit says M2 frauded investors.  In Tallahassee, Conduent Commercial Solutions issued a WARN, 194 jobs gone by mid-May!  New York based TV ratings company Nielsen issued a massive layoff WARN, 724 Sunshine State jobs gone between the end of March and the end of May!

Illinois: Motorola laid off as many as 35% of its workers in Chicago.

Kansas: Sprint eliminating 5-hundred jobs at its Overland Park HQ, but claims it will create more jobs by opening more stores!

Kentucky: Louisville based online retailer CafePress conducted a second round of layoffs due to a 22% drop in profits in 2017.

Michigan: Ann Arbor based video goggles maker Avegant admitted it laid off less than 20 people last month. Hutchinson Technology suddenly laid off 25 people. 

Minnesota: Online based lender Ditech laying off 116 people as it moves more of its Saint Paul operations out-of-state: “Presently we have no definite plans to close the St. Paul site. However, the transition of work from St. Paul to other company locations is anticipated to result in jobs losses at the St. Paul site throughout 2018.”

New Jersey: Washington based Amazon issued a WARN, 77 Jersey City jobs gone by the end of May.

New Mexico: Convergys eliminating 151 jobs at its Rio Rancho call center by the end of April, due to a ‘client change’!

New York: A new report says iconic Armonk based IBM (International Business Machines) laid off 20-thousand U.S. workers over the age of 40, only to systematically replace them with younger, cheaper millennials and foreign workers!  On top of that, as many as 1-thousand IBM employees were suddenly laid off in March, it was revealed by massive social media postings by many of those laid off!  Many of the layoffs hit IBM’s cloud and Watson ops, two operations that employees thought were considered safe from job cuts.  Software maker Aptos issued a shutdown WARN for its Newburg location, 117 jobs affected starting at the end of June! Publisher Merideth continues killing jobs, this time 3-hundred people will become jobless as a result of the $1.8-billion USD take-over of Time magazine.  Newsday issued a “phase 4″ and “phase 5″ shutdown WARNs for its Melville ops, 1-thousand-423 jobs affected when it’s all said and done (sometime in October)!

Ohio: South Carolina based CompuCom shutting down its Cincinnati area ops, 61 jobs lost.  Science and technology development company Battelle suddenly laid off 260 people in Ohio and 90 people across the U.S.!

Oklahoma: Colorado based Dish Network began laying off an undisclosed number of employees in Tulsa, due to “changes in technology and enhanced online resources”.

Pennsylvania: Radio station owner Steel City Media now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, however administrators swear “The Company remains very profitable and expects to be able to generate sufficient cash from operations to meet the expenses of running our business…. softness in our markets has resulted in non-compliance with certain technical covenants. We believe that Chapter 11 is the appropriate venue to seek to resolve these issues.”

Texas: The Dallas Morning News suddenly laid off five people in what could be never ending job cuts to save money, administrators blame “hard realities”.  San Antonio based radio station owner iHeartMedia now chapter 11 bankrupt busted due to $10-billion USD of debt.  What automotive industry recovery? Grand Prairie based Vroom (AutoAmerica) suddenly laid of 25% of employees as it shutdown ops in the city of Dallas and the state of Indiana!  One reports says that despite raising $300-million in venture funding, the online car seller has eliminated 50% of its jobs since January!

Virginia:The Herald-Progress suddenly shutdown because it is “no longer commercially viable.” The Caroline Progress also suddenly shutdown.  Colorado based Dish Network issued a shutdown WARN for its Christiansburg ops, 570 jobs gone by mid-May! Amazon issued a layoff WARN for its ops in Sterling, 67 jobs gone in May. InfoTech company Leidos issued a layoff WARN for ops in Charlottesville, 52 jobs gone by the end of April.  InfoTech solutions company NJVC issued a layoff WARN for its Chantilly location, 113 jobs gone by the end of April!

Washington: Amazon owned online education software maker TenMarks “…will no longer be available after the 2018-2019 school year.”  Amazon owned live stream video op Twitch suddenly laid off as many as 30 people. Employees said the sudden layoff was ordered by the new cowardly VP via Google Hangouts, and the guy wasn’t even at work when he ordered the layoffs!  Japan based Hitachi issued a shutdown WARN for its Bellevue location, 61 jobs gone by May.

Market Watch: Amazon is going to kill more American jobs than China did

U.S. Tech/Communications breakdown, February 2018: “I DIDN’T MAKE A LOT OF MONEY….”

The Wall is going up, U.S. taxpayers are funding it!

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“As part of the President’s Executive Order 13767, and at the direction of the Department of Homeland Secretary, construction for a border wall replacement in Santa Teresa with new bollard style wall will begin on Monday, April 9.”U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Video of Wall fabrication in New Mexico:

Barnard Construction of Bozeman, Montana, is building a 32km (20 miles) section of The Wall west of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico.

Video of Wall panel installation in New Mexico:

The project is expected to take a year and a half, and cost U.S. taxpayers at least $73.3-million USD.


World War 3: U.S., U.K., France go to war against Syria! Russia warns of “immediate” response!

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“I don’t want to sound apocalyptic, we are not there yet. But we are moving in that direction.”-Andrei Kortunov, Russian International Affairs Council

“As the Defense Ministry has already pointed out, the Russian military bases in Hmeymim and Tartus are under firm protection. At the same time, we expect that in the event of US strikes, if any, the lives of our servicemen will not be in danger. I think that the United States understands this and will not allow it, because otherwise, Russia’s response will be immediate, as the chief of the Russian General Staff has said.”-Yevgeny Serebrennikov, First Deputy Chairman of Russian Upper House Defense Committee

“Russia has warned U.S. representatives, both publicly and via corresponding channels, including military ones, about serious consequences that might follow possible strikes, if Russian citizens are hurt in such strikes, accidentally or not.”-Vladimir Chizhov, Russian Permanent Representative to the European Union

Reuters: Russian envoy to Lebanon: Any U.S. missiles fired at Syria will be shot down

Anybody wondering why United States and North Korea suddenly want to make peace?

France24: Macron, Trump agree toxic gas used in Syria, vow ‘strong, joint response’

After a failed attempt to get a United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria (and now that it’s clear their dog of war Islamic State is dead), United States, United Kingdom and France join to possibly conduct airstrikes against Syria. 

Donald Trump suddenly canceled Latin America trip  to “oversee the American response to Syria”

France claims they got the support of Saudi Arabia: “If our alliance with our partners requires it, we will be present.”-Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman 

The European Union has warned all airliners to avoid the eastern Mediterranean airspace for the next 72 hours.

For proof this is a False Flag excuse to overthrow the Syrian government, the overwhelming number of children maimed and killed in the western instigated Syrian ‘civil war’ are the result of conventional bullets and bombs, yet where is the outraged military response from western governments?  The number of children hurt or killed by unproven chemical attacks is a sliver of a fraction of casualties caused by conventional weapons, yet the western powers have a hissy fit every time and launch airstrikes: “All the geniuses tell us Assad killed those children. But do they really know that? Of course, they don’t really know that. They are making it up. They have no real idea what happened. How would it benefit Assad using chlorine gas last weekend? Well, it wouldn’t. Assad’s forces have been winning the war in Syria. The administration just announced to pull American troops out of Syria…..That’s good news for Assad. And the only thing he could do to reverse it and hurt himself would be to use the poison gas against children.”-Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya made a similar statement, except much more succinct than Tucker Carlson’s, saying “A provocation was what militants badly needed to receive support from the United States and other Western countries.”

“Trump’s cheap shot against Iran, which has consistently condemned use of chemical weapons by anyone & is itself the victim of their use by Saddam with U.S. support, is hypocritical. His threats to repeat impulsive acts of aggression is symptomatic of U.S. policy helping extremists.”-Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Iran

Syrian news media reporting that on 10APR2018, U.S. helicopters evacuated leaders of DAIISH (Islamic State) near al-Shadadi city in Hasaka Province: “The sources said that the evacuation took place at 11pm on Monday at a gas station in the area of Tal al-Shayer in which the perpetrators of the evacuation staged a fake battle with live fire before the helicopters took off, taking three Iraqi Daesh leaders with their families to an unknown destination….. a civilian was martyred and others were injured.  During the past few months, Washington transported many foreign Daesh leaders from the eastern region in Syria in order to re-employ them to implement new aggressive plans both in Syria and abroad.”

China opposes military action before a legitimate investigation is made. 

Los Angeles Times: Syria will allow inspectors at site of suspected chemical attack 

“Definitely, this crime will not remain without a response.”-Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, regarding Israel’s latest airstrike in Syria which killed Iranians

“The Foreign Ministry condemns the air raids launched at the Syrian Arab Republic and affirms its previous position that Lebanon’s airspace should not be used to attack Syria. Lebanon will make a formal complaint with the UN Security Council.”-Foreign Ministry of Lebanon regarding the latest Israeli airstrike on Syria






2013: Commit a War Crime to Cover Up a War Crime? Phoney Syria Poison Gas Story Planted By Mossad in the Western Media, Center for Research on Globalization

“They got it wrong.”: U.S. government shenanigans, March 2018

Incomplete (i-e ‘Tip of the Iceberg’) list of U.S. Federal/State/Local Government self-destruct revelations for March 2018:

Alabama: British empire based, yet U.S. taxpayer funded, BAE Systems shutting down its naval yard ops in Mobile, 170 jobs gone in June due to lack of work!  WalletHub says high earners in The Yellowhammer State benefit more from the new federal tax code than high earners in other states.     AL.com:Birmingham police officer charged with 2 felony crimes
AL.com:Alabama sheriffs commonly keep prison food money for themselves, could now face federal investigation

Alaska: American Civil Liberties Union suing Palmer Police for wrongfully detaining an immigrant working as a security guard.

Arizona: A panel of federal judges ruled that a man who said Phoenix police “beat the crap out of” him is legally permitted to pursue a lawsuit against the department.

Arkansas: A former state representative, and now former county judge (and church minister), accused of taking $100-thousand USD in bribes from a now indicted lobbyist, the scheme involved a Missouri based healthcare provider and the Saint James United Methodist Church.

California:  Los Angeles Times: It’s deceptively called the Healthy Homes and Schools Act, and it’s a taxpayer ripoff

Riverside mayor sues his own city over the city manager’s contract

California courts paid at least $500,000 to resolve sex harassment suits against judges and employees

Compton mismanaged, overspent taxpayer funds, state audit finds

Los Alamitos wants nothing to do with California’s ‘sanctuary state’ laws. Will it start a new resistance?

Las Vegas Sun: Orange County to join fight against California sanctuary law

Curbed San Francisco: SF lawmaker wants to block tax breaks for companies helping build border wall

Delaware: Did Police in Delaware Shoot and Kill a Man in a Wheelchair?

Florida: A taxpayer funded pedestrian bridge, built for Florida International University/City of Sweetwater, collapsed just hours after an engineer complained of cracks, killing at least six people.

Mental health records revealed that in 2016 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School officials, and a sheriff’s deputy, wanted the student who would shoot-up the school in 2018 forcibly committed for psychiatric evaluation!  Despite the ‘future’ shooter’s repeated threats of harm against people, including himself, Henderson Behavioral Health deemed he “did not meet criteria for further assessment.”  In other words, all the safeguards in the ‘system’ failed because of a decision of a counselor!  In response the weak-willed govn’a gave Florida cops more authority to steal your guns under the Baker Act. 

North Country Public Radio: Taxpayer funded MacDill Air Force Base popular vacation spot for taxpayer funded retirees

Georgia:  A now former police officer/CivilAirPatrol commander convicted of child molestation.  Due to an expected 46% increase in Alzheimer’s cases, all law enforcement agencies are being trained up in handling people with the condition. 

Hawaii: Maui Police Department faces sex discrimination lawsuit

Idaho:  The Coeur d’Alene Tribe denying claims that they are intimidating voters over a proposed ballot initiative to legalize ‘instant’ betting on horse races.   After years of operating in the ‘black’, an audit for Blackfoot revealed that the city has suddenly and mysteriously run out of money for the general fund, the mayor imposing a halt to discretionary spending until the problem is figured out: “If you go back about six or seven maybe eight years, there was plenty of money to carry over from year to year……we’re not going to have the carry over next year…. …any spending of a discretionary nature, I want them to talk to me or our city treasurer.”Marc Carroll

Illinois:  A federal discrimination lawsuit has alleged “systematic discrimination” against women who seek positions in Chicago’s Special Functions Division.  The city of Aurora is being sued by seven cops, they say an official sent their addresses, phone numbers and other personnel records to a gang leader they helped put behind bars. 

Indiana: WISH-TV revealed how much tax dollars the city of Muncie spends fighting lawsuits.  The city of South Bend facing a lawsuit alleging one police officer illegally wiretapped other cops!   For some reason, outraged cops, the ones who were secretly recorded, are demanding that the phone conversations not be released to the public.

Iowa: Des Moines police officer with history of trouble sued again. Government contractor General Dynamics conducting another mass-layoff at its InfoTech call center in Coralville, 150 jobs gone due to a change in the federal contract!

Kansas: Big sport events mean big taxpayer spending as 2-hundred police were called up to patrol the city of Lawrence for a Final Four university basketball game. Local news media reported that the last time Lawrence was the site of Final Four games, in 2012, taxpayers unknowingly forked-out $180-thousand USD, mostly for police patrols.   

Kentucky: A man driving around pretending to be a cop, and pulling people over, shot and killed a real off-duty cop.

Louisiana: The Pelican State is about to have its federal Gulf of Mexico oil royalties drastically cut, no thanks to president Donald Trump for slashing royalty rates in the 77-million-acre lease sale of offshore oil and gas drilling rights.

Maine: Internet service was so bad on ‘the islands’ that 120 residents paid for their own upgrades, but now the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to spend 1.3-million tax dollars reimbursing residents under a federal grant program: “To get grant money, you have to get broadband speeds and a solution that will last decades.”-Malcolm Fernald, Cranberry Isles

Maryland: The town of Seat Pleasant is being sued by local business owners because the city leaders jacked up property taxes by as much as 800%!  Montgomery County Police officer was arrested on a series of theft charges for allegedly stealing from a Germantown Walmart!

Massachusetts: An Indian Orchard man is suing three police officers in federal court, alleging one of the officers grabbed his genitals, then another joined in and beat and stomped him, during a traffic stop.  A now former deputy state treasurer for Delaware, who resigned in disgrace after criminal use of her state taxpayer funded credit card, is facing criminal drug distribution charges in Massachusetts, along with her son.

Michigan:  A lawsuit says Eastpointe police erased 9-1-1 dispatch recordings and other evidence after being notified that all records should be preserved.

Minnesota: Eight months after shooting to death an Australian immigrant, a Minneapolis cop turned himself in to face charges of manslaughter.  The law enforcer’s victim had called 9-1-1 to report a possible rape.  Both police personnel who responded to the call say they were surprised when a woman suddenly appeared at their car door, both cops pulled their guns, one shot, both claim they were fearing for their lives (the police ‘get out of jail card’).  The woman at their cop car door was the one who called 9-1-1.

Mississippi: A Jackson man is accusing the Flowood Police Department in a federal lawsuit for allegedly allowing a police dog to maul him three times while he was in their custody.

Missouri: More proof the real reason cops give you tickets is to make money.  Kansas City cops have been writing fewer tickets and that has the City Manager pissed after a $6-million USD drop in ticket revenues: “So what we’re seeing is, not only a decline in the number of tickets but a decline in the corresponding revenue that are used to support city operations.-Troy Schulte

Montana: Idaho based mining company Hecla facing more than $30-million USD in clean-up cost as a result of abandoned and polluted mines in The Treasure State. However, Hecla administrators declared the threat by the state of Montana as unfair, because the state is talking about mines that were operated by other companies (specifically a company called Pegasus) that were once led by Hecla’s current CEO: “It’s a far stretch to say a 126-year-old company is ineligible to mine in Montana for the actions of another company that it has no relation with. They got it wrong.”-Luke Russell, VP Hecla

Nebraska: Lincoln County Detention Center prisoner died of unknown reasons after being taken to a hospital.  Seward and York County sheriffs warning people of a cop impersonator pulling people over as they drive to work.

Nevada: A now former Las Vegas cop faces the death penalty for raping and killing a woman in 1997, he was found out when the rape kit was finally sent for testing in 2016!  This case has revealed that there are nearly 6-thousand-5-hundred untested rape kits in southern Nevada!  It was also revealed that Las Vegas hospitals are releasing mental illness patients too soon, and on top of that it’s been discovered that many of the group homes they’re sent to are not licensed or are unsanitary. 

New Hampshire: The state’s new marijuana law has reduced marijuana case backlog by 2-thousand! The law decriminalized the possession of small amounts of ganja.  The state Attorney General investigating two Claremont Police officers for falsifying police reports.

New Jersey: A city resident has filed a federal lawsuit accusing members of the Paterson Police Department of beating him outside the municipal public safety headquarters two years ago after a dispute over a complaint. 

New Mexico: Albuquerque hit with wave of violence and deaths that could be related to skyrocketing drug use. There was no connection between the four people that died over four days; one was homeless, two others apparently died in fights, one person was shot. In one case a suspect vehicle has Mexican license plates. 

New York:   New York Times: When Bail Feels…..Like Extortion

Police Officer Is Charged With Lying About Finding a Gun

Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem

Promotions……for Officers Accused of Lying

North Carolina: Democrats accuse Republicans of shifting $58-million USD from a job development program to funding a natural gas pipeline. The gas is coming from fracking ops in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

North Dakota: Grand Forks Herald: Active shooter training stymied by lack of funds for Grand Forks police

West Fargo Pioneer: Former LaMoure police chief enters Alford plea to sexual abuse charges

KFGO: North Dakota to ask feds for money for pipeline protest cost

Ohio: University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay $344-thousand USD in back wages and legal fees to a police officer who was fired after he shot and killed a driver, the federal government is now investigating the 2015 shooting.  It’s been revealed that FBI agents used dead people’s fingers to unlock smart phones at Ohio State University. 

Oklahoma: A 23 years old woman found dead in Muskogee County Jail, investigation underway.  A Rogers County Court Clerk facing charges of counterfeiting after she used a fake twenty dollar bill to buy drinks at a Sonic. Apparently another clerk found the fake money in the county’s petty cash and showed it to the clerk-accused, who then went out and allegedly tried to spend it, and then deposit it. A sure way to help a suicidal person get themselves killed is to call the police. At least two separate investigations into police shooting a suicidal person are underway; in Lone Grove police shot (several times) and wounded a man after they got a call that a man was talking about suicide, police say they shot him because he was holding a gun.  In Stillwater, police responding to a suicidal person call shot and killed the suicidal man, they claim that he pointed a gun and a knife at them.

Oregon: City of Bend paying $800-thousand USD to a family of a man killed by police.  An attorney who lives in Washington, but his office is in Portland, was arrested this month for shooting at a competing Portland law firm back in December.  Police in Washington raided the attorney’s home on the day of his arrest in Oregon, and found a sophisticated meth lab. 

Pennsylvania: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has given a woman a second chance to bring a claim alleging that the way Nazareth Borough Police Department deals with mentally ill people not only violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, but caused her boyfriend to kill himself.

Rhode Island: A Providence cop was fired for stealing bundles of coupons and arrested on suspicion of illegally using a taxpayer funded gas card.

South Carolina: The North Charleston Police Chief led an anti-gun demonstration, under the guise of Stop the Violence, but the Restoration Holiness Church Pastor is more realistic saying “Guns do not kill people. The bullet does not have a name unless you let it out of that chamber. … We need to get our young men off the streets.”  Not only are state taxpayers being forced to give corporations huge tax breaks, but county level taxpayers are getting raped! 46 of the state’s 59 counties have handed out $220-million USD in tax breaks to big businesses! 

South Dakota:  It was revealed that a woman died of alcohol withdrawal symptoms while in a state mental hospital in Yankton, as a result of established procedure not being followed.  Local newspaper investigations show a history of a high rate of employee turnover and that the taxpayer funded hospital is not accredited. Staying in Yankton, the American Civil Liberties Union accuses the police department of excessive use of force when dealing with the public, complaints of police brutality include a cop who was also a South Dakota Army National Guard Soldier of the Year.

Tennessee: The state Board of Claims unanimously voted to pay a man $1-million USD, for being wrongly imprisoned since 1978!  He was convicted of rape and burglary, but in 2008 DNA testing proved he wasn’t at the crime scene, he wasn’t released until 2009.

Texas: A lawsuit filed in Tarrant County district court accuses a Fort Worth police officer of a “clearly racially motivated attack” on a man while working private security at a hospital. Red River Army Depot laying off 6-hundred people due to a massive reduction in work hours (not enough work)!

Utah: New lawsuit describes now-Rep. John Curtis, and other Provo officials, as ignoring complaints of police chief’s sexual misconduct

Vermont: A study by University of Vermont says cops target ‘black’ and ‘brown’ skinned people more than ‘white’ skinners.  Elitist ski resort Hermitage failed to make $17-million in loan payments and owes $1-million in back due taxes.

Virginia: The city of Alexandria imposing a new Airbnb tax of  8.5% and a $1 per night charge.  At the state level, if the govn’a signs into law HB 1204 then local governments will lose millions of dollars in property tax revenues, to the benefit of golf courses!

Washington:  KUOW:  The tax rate on distilled liquor in Washington state is $32.50 per gallon. That’s 10 times more than California, and its the highest in the U.S., which is why it’s killing business in Washington.

Washington DC: It’s been revealed that you the taxpayer continue to pay for those new fangled electric cars that are catching fire, crashing and now killing people.  

CNN: Defense Department charged nearly $140,000 at Trump branded properties

West Virginia: Money generated from license fees and excise taxes on guns, ammunition and angling equipment provide about 60% of the funding for state wildlife agencies. Crashing numbers of hunters, and more anti-gun laws, threatens current funding for wildlife conservation, meaning taxpayers will be the new target.

Wisconsin: Family of man shot by Green Bay Police files federal lawsuit.

Wyoming: What construction industry recovery? The town of Jackson issued a 180 days construction moratorium due to  new stricter Teton County level employee housing rules, town leaders want new construction project applications to be filed after the new housing rules go into effect.  The new county housing rules will cost construction companies more money. 

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

Government Shenanigans, February 2018: “I NEED TO PAY HIGHER TAXES.”


ObamaCare ACA death spiral, March 2018: “HEALTHCARE IS A TAPEWORM”


“healthcare is a tapeworm”: ObamaCare ACA death spiral, March 2018

Incomplete (tip-o-the-iceberg) list of healthcare related layoffs, shutdowns and crimes in March 2018:

“In 2016, the United States spent nearly twice as much as 10 high-income countries on medical care and performed less well on many population health outcomes. Contrary to some explanations for high spending, social spending and health care utilization in the United States did not differ substantially from other high-income nations. Prices of labor and goods, including pharmaceuticals and devices, and administrative costs appeared to be the main drivers of the differences in spending.”Health Care Spending in the United States and Other High-Income Countries, Journal of the American Medical Association

“Warren Buffett said healthcare is a ‘tapeworm’ on the U.S. economy. It’s true. 50% of the American population has a chronic disease. They drive 86% of our cost.”-Mark Bertolini, CEO of insurance giant Aetna

The Vitals Index Physician Wait Time Report says 53% of people who said they had poor healthcare access canceled their medical appointments because of long wait times.

Fair Health says the cost of a basic hospital ‘visit’ went up by 28% in 2017.

Kaiser Health News reports 80% of hospitals will pay ObamaCare-ACA penalties due to patient re-admissions.

Medical liability insurance company Coverys reports that 50% of malpractice claims are the result of failed ordering, performing, receiving/transmitting and interpreting of lab testing. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association reports a 150% increase in children suffering sever allergic reactions. 

Medscape reports 46% of medical students get ‘burned out’ before they even get a job!

Verizon 2018 Protected Health Information Data Breach Report says 58% of healthcare data hacks involved healthcare employees! 

CBS News: “…a CBS News investigation found some rural hospitals have become hugely profitable because insurance providers reimburse them at much higher rates. We found these out-of-the-way hospitals have become gold mines for enterprising health care executives looking for a way to quietly make a quick buck…”

Star Tribune: 210 hospitals ripped off taxpayers by failing to pass on $4.4-million USD in Medicare credits

According to GoodRx the top ten states for hydrocodone (opioid)- acetaminophen (tylenol) prescriptions are Alabama, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and North Carolina.

Japan based drugs maker Daiichi Sankyo eliminating 280 jobs at its operations in the U.S. (New Jersey, New York, California)!

Alabama: Since 2010, The Yellowhammer State experienced five rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether. 

Arizona: Phoenix based Banner Health under investigation for a 2016 cyber attack, Banner Health administrators admitted the federal investigation will find fault with its InfoTech security and result in a fine.

Arkansas: A State Hospital psychologist and a psychiatric patient were arrested in Nevada after they fled the hospital because they had been involved in a contraband crime.

California:  La Jolla based fat fighting drug maker Orexigen Therapeutics now chapter 11 bankrupt busted, the asset sale begins in May.  The Golden State caught red handed in signing up hundreds of thousands of INELIGIBLE people for Medicaid, ripping off federal taxpayers by $1-billion USD! The U.S. Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General found that California spent $738.2 million on 366,078 ineligible beneficiaries and $416.5 million on 79,055 ‘potentially’ ineligible beneficiaries.  Union employees of Stanford University Medical Center shelled out $882-thousand of their own money to pay for advertising to alert consumers to high infection rates inside the hospital.  The employees say that back in 2016 the federal government reduced ObamaCare-ACA reimbursements due to increased infection rates, and there’s been no improvement. Hospital administrators deny the union’s claim.  The U.S. DEA arrested a San Diego doctor and five other people for intent to distribute hydrocodone. Community Medical Center Long Beach stopped accepting advanced life support care patients due to impending shutdown in July (due to being located on a newly discivered active earthquake fault). Texas based Concentra issued a layoff WARN for its Valencia ops, 150 jobs gone in April!

Colorado: God’s own Saint Mary-Corwin Medical Center issued a mass layoff WARN, as many as 272 people unemployed between now and the end of September!  God powerless to stop ‘his’ CovenantCare at Home from shutting down, due to the “saturated competitive market of home-care providers in this region and the uncertainty with reimbursement rates”.  God’s own Porter Adventist Hospital canceled most surgeries due to a ‘sterilization breach’, which happened back in February. Several patients were exposed to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and/or HIV!  Sonoma West Medical Center suspended toxicology testing after insurance company Anthem stated “Sonoma West appears to have conspired with several third parties to fabricate or misrepresent claims for toxicology testing services that were improperly billed to Anthem.”

Connecticut: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Missouri based Ascension Health from selling-off Saint Vincent’s Medical Center to competitor Hartford HealthCare.

Florida:  A doctor at god’s own Baptist Medical Center finally resigned after getting arrested in December 2017 for masturbating while examining a patientMiami Medical Center now officially chapter 11 bankrupt busted, the hospital already halted services and laid off all employees back at the end of 2017.  Two now former employees of Florida Hospital accused of stealing and selling patient data, from 2012 to 2014.  In Tampa, Youth and Family Alternatives laying off 17 people in May.

Georgia: The new director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a history of being accused of research misconduct.  Since 2010, The Peach State experienced six rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether. 

Idaho: Gov’na Butch Otter claims the official Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services statement, calling Idaho’s new non-ObamaCare-ACA compliant insurance plan illegal, is “not a rejection of our approach to providing more affordable health insurance options for the people of Idaho”.

Illinois: JenCare Senior Medical Center suffered a chemical spill which resulted in at least 15 employees being sent to other hospitals for treatment.  Out of the 196-thousand registered nurses in the state only 32 are qualified to treat sexual assault victims!              Tennessee based Quorum Health sold its Vista Medical Center West to New York based competitor US HealthVest.  University of Illinois Hospital shutting down its physical therapy unit to make room for private medical-surgical beds.  NBC Chicago: University of Illinois Health EHR contract will cost taxpayers $100-million in excess costs.

Iowa: At least five former nurses with Prairie View Residential Care Facility arrested for sexual exploitation of patients, all the victims were people who were sent by a court judge into the care facility.  Genesis Medical Center paying a $1.88-million USD settlement for overcharging taxpayers with “unnecessary” Medicare billing.

Kentucky: Since 2010, The Bluegrass State experienced four rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether.  Louisville based Humana paying $2.5-million USD in back due wages to 753 female employees who were paid far less than male co-workers doing the same jobs from 2011 to 2012!

Louisiana: Tennessee based LifePoint Health selling off three hospitals to competitor Allegiance Health Management.

Maryland: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services accuses University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown of violating several patient safety and patient rights regulations relating to ‘patient dumping’.  State taxpayers are being forced to pay hospitals to keep out sick people. It’s a direct result of the implementation of ObamaCare-ACA. A report by Kaiser Health News says hospitals are being paid as much as $30-thousand USD for treatments that usually costs only hundreds of dollars.  Four hospitals and a doctor have agreed to pay the federal government for filling false Medicare billing; they are Saint Agnes Healthcare, Horizon Vascular Specialists, Riverside Medical Associates, Maryland Specialty Group, and a physician in Hagerstown.

Massachusetts: British empire owned Boots Alliance Walgreens paying the state $5.5-million USD due to being caught overcharging state workers’ compensation insurance program, from 2008 to 2017.  A Harvard University study revealed that hospitals that had a high rate of opioid prescriptions also got higher payments from the pharmaceutical industry.  The Disability Law Center accuses psychiatric hospitals, owned by Arbour Health System, of over-medicating patients and even causing the deaths of at least two people.

Michigan: God powerless to stop ‘his’ Ascension Health from suddenly laying off 5-hundred people! It’s part of an effort to cut costs by $60-million USD, and local news media reported that more layoffs are expected this year.  Texas owned Tenet Healthcare-Detroit Medical Center laid off 14 managers as part of plans to eliminated more than 3-hundred jobs! Detroit Medical Center suddenly shutdown its blood clot clinic at Harper University Hospital, due to crashing patient volume as a result of improved medications.  Schizophrenic-lly the hospital is also advertising that its is hiring 377 people.  Sparrow Health System settled a lawsuit brought by a nurse who was fired for revealing co-workers are failing to comply with infection control practices. The settlement came after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services threatened to halt federal taxpayer reimbursements. The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs shutdown Super Mart Pharmacy because of ‘suspicious’ opioid distribution. A hidden camera caught a burly female nurse, at Autumnwood of Livonia nursing home, beating the crap outta a skinny old man. The nursing home straight up lied and said the man was injured from falling down 11 times.  University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation says only 14% of people over the age of 50 say more healthcare equals better healthcare, and they should know! Quest Diagnostics issued a shutdown WARN for its lab in Troy, 57 jobs gone by May. In Eden Prairie, Optum Health eliminating 30 jobs by mid-July.  In Minneapolis, Shriners Hospital eliminating 32 jobs by mid-April.

Minnesota: A now former vice president of Minneapolis based Allina Health pled guilty to stealing $417-thousand from his former employer.

Mississippi: Who needs cyber security when your data breaches are caused by your own dumb employees?  The state Department of Health mistakenly e-mailed an undisclosed amount of patient info to a CDC contractor.  Since 2010, The Magnolia State experienced five rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether. 

Missouri: BJC HealthCare revealed that more than 33-thousand patient data was ‘exposed’ on the internet over an eight months period.  After 43 years Women’s Health and Family Planning Clinic shutting down in April due to lack of federal taxpayer funding.

Nebraska: Non-profit People’s City Mission Medical Clinic forced to layoff its only paid doctor, 100% of its staff is now non-paid volunteers, it’s blamed on skyrocketing costs of maintaining the clinic.

New Hampshire: Lakes Region General Hospital paying a $40-thousand USD fine for knowingly hiring a chief nursing officer (CNO) who did not have a nursing license.

New Jersey: Hillsdale Police arrested an emergency medical technician for stealing from patients while they were being transported to hospital.  Personal-Touch Home Care issued a mass layoff WARN, 276 jobs in Bloomfield gone by mid-May!  Israel based drugs pusher Teva eliminating 101 jobs in Elizabeth by mid-May!

New York: Five Manhattan doctors accused of taking bribes from Insys Therapeutics to prescribe millions of dollars worth of a fentanyl (opioid) spray.  The state Health Care Bureau Helpline revealed that they resolved $2-million USD worth of ‘incorrect healthcare billings’ and ‘wrongful rejection of insurance claims’ in 2017, in other words the healthcare and health insurance industries are totally ripping off individuals.  Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services issued a shutdown WARN for its Medicaid Services Coordination & HCBS Family Support Program in Jamaica, for July.  Drug maker Pfizer shutdown its Rouses Point ops. Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Therapy and Speech Pathology Services-Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center issued a shutdown WARN, 54 jobs gone by the end of May.  Taxpayer funded NYC Health and Hospitals suddenly laid off 35 people as part of an effort to cut $4.5-million USD, yet administrators claim it will result in growth: “In order to achieve my top priorities for our health system — to invigorate and expand primary care, improve access to needed specialty care, and bring solvency to Health+Hospitals…”– Mitchell Katz, CEO

North Carolina: Since 2010, The Tar Heel State experienced five rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether.  State representative Beverly Boswell was finally caught by the state Board of Nursing for lying about being a registered nurse (RN)!  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center threatened with losing Medicare payments due to high rates of cancer misdiagnosis. Dermatology clinic DermOne suddenly shutdown six locations without giving a reason!

Ohio: In Dayton, Premier Health shutting down its Good Samaritan Hospital in August.   Salem Regional Medical Center halting maternity ward ops at the end of June, due to a 16% drop in women pushing out babies. Netherlands owned Philips Medical Systems accused by the U.S. FDA of improper investigation of complaints.  The FDA says that since January 2016 more than 3-thousand high risk complaints (that could have resulted in injury or death) were labeled as low risk.   Philips Healthcare laid off 65 people adding “that there will be further layoffs throughout 2018″,  local news media reported that seven years ago Philips Healthcare got paid $2.5-million in state tax dollars to move from California to Ohio.  A survey by Dublin based Cardinal Health says 40% of surgeries are being canceled due to lack of medical supplies. The former president and CEO of now bankrupt busted HCR ManorCare getting $116.7-million under a ‘prepackaged’ bankruptcy plan!

Oregon: Unity Center for Behavioral Health hit by state regulators with a fine for failing to protect employees from approximately 3-hundred attacks by patients.

Pennsylvania:  Camp Hill based Rite Aid has sold-off all remaining pharmacies and distribution centers to British empire owned Boots Alliance Walgreens for $4.16-billion USD, in cash! It will result in store shutdowns and massive layoffs.  The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh shutting down its rehab unit in April, blaming crashing patient volume and increased costs.

Rhode Island: Care New England-Women & Infants Hospital shutting down ops in Woonsocket by July, due to expired lease.

Tennessee: Taxpayer funded Nashville General Hospital is getting  $46.6 million tax dollars in order to continue operating in fiscal year 2018.  Community Health Systems selling three hospitals to competitor West Tennessee Healthcare.  A Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management study says more than 2-thousand-100 patient deaths, each year, are caused by hospital data breaches!  Since 2010, The Volunteer State experienced eight rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether.  A 33 years old woman arrested after posing as an employee of two hospitals (Memorial Hospital and Memorial North Park Hospital), she gained access by telling employees she forgot her access pass-code, the dumb employees let her in and she stole employee credit cards and went on a Walmart shopping spree. 

Texas: UT Health East Texas made a surprise announcement saying 4-hundred people will lose their jobs as part of an industry wide effort “to move the system towards financial stability”!  Since 2010, The Lone Star State experienced 14 rural hospitals which halted inpatient care or shutdown altogether. 

Utah: Intermountain Healthcare outsourcing 98 InfoTech jobs to a contractor in Virginia.

Virginia: Nursing home operator Avante issued layoff WARNs for several locations, nearly 350 jobs gone by June!  In Arlington, federal taxpayer funded U.S. Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center itself under investigation for fraud relating to contracts for two top executives.  In Richmond, after 51 years A Grace Place Adult Care Center now chapter 11 bankrupt busted and shutting down in April due to the government: “Regrettably, with changes at both the state and federal level to programs that support seniors and those with disabilities, A Grace Place is no longer viable.”-bankruptcy statement

Washington: Grays Harbor Community Hospital-Harbor Medical Group suddenly laid off 23 people as part of an “an all hands-on deck approach to financial viability” which includes reducing labor costs by $5.5-million USD.

Washington DC: So much for ObamaCare reducing drug costs. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee estimates that 20 of the most common brand name drugs paid for by taxpayer funded Medicare increased in price by 12% over a five years period, and that the price of 12 drugs got jacked up by 50%: “Can you imagine if you went to an auto dealership and last year’s exact model was being sold at a 20 percent mark-up, and then you went back the next year and it had happened again? That’s exactly what’s happening in the prescription drug industry, where the cost of identical drugs skyrockets year after year.”-U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill

Wisconsin: A nurse with UnityPoint Health-Meriter lost her license in connection to unexplained injuries to newborns at the hospital.  Syverson Lutheran Home shutdown, 80 jobs suddenly gone.  Care and Rehab issued a shutdown WARN for its nursing home in Dallas, 49 jobs gone by May.

Wyoming: Bankrupt Powell Valley Healthcare finally agreed to pay at least $3-million to settle 20 malpractice lawsuits.

WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

ObamaCare (ACA) death spiral February 2018: “WE ARE IN VERY CHALLENGING TIMES.”

“too big for our needs.” Selling out Online!: Sears Kmart death spiral, April 2018

Employment terminations including your own are expected to commence on July 8, 2018″-Sears Holdings

Amazingly, despite years of store shutdowns, the typically ignorant Sears employee expressed shock when they got the layoff notice!

myPalmBeachPost: Sears demands Palm Beach Garden taxpayers to fork over $2.1-million USD

Business Insider: Sears goes online to sell-off more stores

KPTV: Oregon Kmart manager sentenced to prison for attempted use of a child in a sex display

WREG: Workers find body in culvert underneath abandoned Utah Kmart

Reuters: tens of thousands of Sears-Kmart customer credit card info stolen in data hack

WITN: Jacksonville Kmart overcharging customers

WVEC: 51 dead chickens dumped at vacant Kmart


WARN=Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

  Here’s the updated list of U.S. Sears-Kmart store closings that I’ve been compiling since the end of 2011, new shutdown announcements in bold:

Alabama: 35 years old Albertville Kmart, local news media reported it is the last Kmart in the entire state.  Tuscaloosa Sears, leaving only two full-sized Sears stores in the state.  Athens and Tuscaloosa Kmarts in October 2017. Dothan and Muscle Shoals Kmarts.  Taxpayers in the city of Oxford could become the new owners of the vacant Sears store in the Quintard Mall.  Oxford mayor Alton Craft loves the plan, but admitted to local news media “We don’t know exactly what the plan is yet.”  But wait there’s more!  Oxford city council already approved the purchase of the dead Sears, and then in anticipation of competition passed a new law restricting the number of yard sales cash strapped taxpaying residents can have (and requiring a yard sale permit)! Reports that the Pell City Kmart will shutdown.  Taxpayers in the city of Oxford forced to pay for the former Sears building at the Quintard Mall.  The mayor of Oxford recently announced that in an effort to save the local economy they’re willing to buy the property, which has been up for sale since November 2016.   38 years old Florence Sears store and Auto Center shutdown in April 2017.  Jasper Mall Kmart.  Phenix City Kmart on US 280. Sears Hometown Store in Prattville shutting down in January 2017.   The Madison Square Mall Sears store & Auto Center shutdown in January 2017, but only because the leaders of Huntsville want to redevelop the mall property. Supposedly a new, and much smaller, contractor operated Sears appliance only store will be part of the mall redevelopment.  Taxpayers of Huntsville are expected to spend at least $12-million USD on the redevelopment!  Sears offspring Seritage Growth Properties says the ‘Sears’ property in Cullman is shutting down.   27 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  After 16 years the Troy Sears Hometown Store suddenly shutdown, the contracted owners said they couldn’t find anybody willing to take over the contract. Oxford Sears (local news reports said the Oxford Sears opened in 1985 with 225 employees!), Birmingham Kmart on Chalkville Mountain, Decatur Kmart on Beltline Road, Homewood Kmart, Mobile Kmart on Z Schillingers Road. The Montgomery Sears store and Auto Center in the Eastdale Mall shutting down, 56 jobs lost in June 2016. City leaders of Anniston have agreed to fork over $3-million precious local tax dollars to fund the re-development of an abandoned Kmart. Prattville Kmart will shutdown in April 2016, 70 jobs lost. Florence Kmart in March, 64 jobs lost in 2016. A local news report said the employees knew nothing about it and were shocked to hear it from the news media! Dothan Kmart (south side of Ross Clark Circle) shutting down in March, 56 jobs lost in 2016. Gadsden Kmart (50 jobs lost), Mobile Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Auburn Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Anniston Kmart (no word yet on how many jobs lost), Birmingham Eastwood Kmart (70 jobs lost), Decatur Mall Sears (91 jobs lost), Fort Payne Kmart, Northport Kmart (68 jobs lost), Dothan Sears (68 jobs lost), Huntsville Kmart (73 jobs lost), Sears Store and Auto Center at the Bel Air Mall in Mobile (more than 100 jobs lost).

Alaska: In Juneau, the Sears Hometown reverted to corporate ownership after the franchise owner quit, it’s now for sale.  The Anchorage Sears Store & Auto Center (67 jobs gone in April 2018), the Wasilla Sears Store, the Fairbanks Sears Store & Auto Center made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.

Arizona:  Tolleson Kmart in April 2018. 27 years old Show Low Kmart (54 jobs gone in April 2018). Casa Grande Kmart.  Mesa Sears store and Auto Center at Fiesta Mall.  The Mesa Kmart shutting down in time for Thanksgiving.  Kingman Kmart and a Phoenix Kmart in October 2017.  Bullhead City Kmart. In Tucson, Sears Holdings spin-off Seritage Growth says it will shutdown and lease out half of the floor space in the Park Place Sears store.   Sierra Vista Kmart shutting down in December 2016. 42 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Nogales Kmart shutdown by July 2016, despite the fact that it’s a profit making store (many of its cash paying customers cross the border from Mexico). The Prescott Valley Kmart shutdown April 2016, no word on how many jobs lost, but one employee was quoted by local news as saying “Walmart won.”  Glendale Kmart. Scottsdale Sears/Great Indoors, Chandler Sears/Great Indoors. Recently revealed Arrowhead Towne Center Sears sold-off then rented back! Chandler Fashion Center Sears sold-off then rented back!

Arkansas: Cabot Kmart in April 2018. Sears operations in Fayetteville and Fort Smith.  The Jonesboro Sears Auto Center suddenly shutdown on 14 OCT 2017, without warning.  Sears Holdings stated they were not willing to renew the lease.  The Jonesboro Sears store shutdown earlier this year, but at that time Sears Holdings claimed they had no intentions of shutting down the Auto Center.   Little Rock Kmart. Jonesboro Sears store. 17 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  Sears store and Auto Center in Pine Bluff shutting down in August 2016. Little Rock Sears shutdown in July 2016.

California: Citrus Heights Sears, Roseville Westfield Galleria-Sears, Fairfield Sears, El Cajon Parkway Plaza-Sears.  In Redding, the owner of Mount Shasta Mall (Rouse Properties) got approval from the city council to shutdown the Sears store and Auto Center (which is also owned by Rouse Properties) and split it up into six smaller store spaces, 50 jobs lost in April 2018.  Ontario Kmart (79 jobs gone), Redding Kmart (72 jobs gone), Cudahy Kmart (117 jobs gone), Taft Kmart and Arroyo Grande Kmart, all shutdown by April 2018! Westminster Sears (88 jobs gone in April 2018), Brea Sears (72 jobs gone in April 2018), Santa Clarita Sears (67 jobs gone in March 2018), San Jose Sears (76 jobs gone in March 2018). Sears locations in Hanford and  San Rafael in April 2018.  Taxpayers of Humboldt County could become the new owners of the abandoned (and increasingly vandalized) Kmart property in Eureka.  Local news reports say the county wants to make it the new home for Planning and Building Department, the Public Works Department and the Division of Environmental Health, yet there was no indication as to how much taxpayer funding the county was willing to spend on the proposal.   The Santa Rosa Kmart was shutdown by being burned down during the recent wildfires.   Kmarts in Valencia, Jackson/Martell, Bellflower and Hesperia (where I attended junior and senior high school) shutting down mid-November.   Sears Holdings sold its store and Auto Center at the northeast end of South Coast Plaza to the owners of the plaza.  the selling price was not disclosed. When asked if the Sears store and Auto Center were shutting down South Coast Plaza owners stated “We look forward to continuing that relationship with Sears…”  It’s been revealed that Sears Holdings notified Bishop Police that local Kmart employees had stolen at least $50-thousand USD worth of merchandise in the past few months.  After police investigated six people were arrested.   In Costa Mesa, the upscale South Coast Plaza mall bought the 50 years old Sears store for $187-million USD, local news media said the mall owners refused to say what their plans are for the still active store.  More proof the shutdowns are part of a REIT conspiracy; the new property owner of the land currently occupied by the Santa Rosa Kmart revealed plans to city officials to force the still active Kmart to shutdown!  Eureka Kmart and a Riverside Kmart, 116 jobs lost in October 2017!   By September 2017 the 29 years old Chico Sears store, Blyth Kmart, a Sacramento Kmart, Manteca Kmart, the Sears store on La Jolla Village Drive in San Diego, the Sears Hometown Store in Oroville, all resulting in at least 4-hundred jobs lost!  San Louis Obispo Sears shutting down in July, after 89 years of local sales. Local news media asked one resident why she thought they were shutting down and she replied “I just went in there and they don’t have crap!”  The Chico Sears Auto Center shutdown in May 2017.  When asked about Sears Holdings’ claim that displaced workers can get work at other Sears-Kmarts, Rhonda Shaffer, the manager of the Chico location, told local news media “The other stores are full up. There’s nowhere for them to go.”  The last Kmart in Anaheim (home city to Disneyland) is shutdown.  The Westfield University Towne Center Sears in San Diego shutdown.  WARN filings revealed the Sears Hometown store in San Leandro shutdown at the end of December 2016, and the historic Santa Monica Sears shutdown, 80 jobs lost in April 2017.  In North Hollywood, local news media reporting that a very profitable Sears store suddenly began a ‘remodeling’ project by ripping up the flooring.  Loyal, and apparently plentiful, customers were afraid the store was being shutdown.  But Sears reps told the local press that they are making improvements as the store because “This store is a very successful store for Sears. We are very busy and very profitable.”  In Carson, the Southbay Pavillion Sears shutting down, 105 jobs lost by July 2017! Santa Cruz Sears Auto Center. The old Santa Monica Sears store on Colorado Boulevard shutdown in April 2017 due to the property being sold to a developer. Carson Town Center Kmart (supposedly the last Kmart in the South Bay area), local news reports say the building is being chopped up into smaller retail shops, one third of which has already been leased to a restaurant.  Bakersfield Kmart, Coalinga Kmart, Kingsburg Kmart. Taxpayers in the city of Covina forced to pay to re-develop a former Kmart property into a housing project and bus terminal!  A Kmart near the UC-Riverside campus shutdown in March 2017.   The Town & Country Center Kmart in Indio shutdown right before Xmas 2016. The GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Bakersfield Sears store reduced in size and the Auto Center shutting down “in the near future”.  Fontana Kmart, 133 jobs gone before Xmas 2016!  Another Los Angeles Kmart, 234 jobs gone right before Xmas 2016!  233 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!!!  Sears Holdings shutdown a Los Angeles Kmart, 132 jobs lost in May 2016! Dinuba Kmart 68 jobs lost, Lodi Kmart, Tulare Kmart, Wasco Kmart. Sears Holdings created Seritage Growth Properties is renting out half of three Sears stores; one in Roseville, one in Citrus Heights and one in Sacramento. Supposedly Sears will continue its operations in the other half of the buildings. On 10 March the Garden Center roof of the Santa Rosa Kmart collapsed during a rain storm. Fire inspectors said the roof was already compromised due to dry rot before the rain storm, a local news reporter said managers knew about the condition of the roof because it was sagging, and they called in contractors. The contractors tried to prop up the roof before the rain storm hit. Anaheim Kmart on Katella Avenue shutdown, 107 jobs lost in March 2016! The Chula Vista Kmart, San Mateo Sears and Citrus Heights Kmart shutdown between March and April 2016, a total of 3-hundred jobs lost! El Monte Sears (at least 40 jobs lost. Damien Arrula, El Monte’s economic development director, said the store manager had lied about what was going on: “The general manager of the store had just indicated to me that they were remodeling.”

Two San Diego Sears (more than 80 jobs lost), Pleasant Hill Kmart (more than 50 jobs lost), Torrance Kmart, Fairfield Kmart (63 jobs lost), Lampert owned OSH taken over by Lowe’s home improvement in bankruptcy court, at least 17 of 99 stores to be closed down (935 jobs lost!), Rancho Cordova Kmart (97 jobs lost), San Clemente Kmart/Sears/Kmart on Camino de Estrella (58 jobs lost), placed on an official hit list in 2011 the Oceanside Kmart on College Boulevard finally being shut down, Banning Kmart (91 jobs lost) recently revealed that Sears Holdings is still paying rent on the abandoned property, Laguna Hills Mall Sears, San Diego Mid-City Kmart (73 jobs lost), Hemet Kmart (77 jobs lost), Oakland Sears repair center (75 jobs lost), San Mateo Kmart (82 jobs lost to an apartment building connected to public transportation), Hesperia Kmart building sold at a loss to a vulture capitalist REIT, no word on if the Kmart will be shutdown. Customers complain that the Kmart employees have a bad attitude, gee I wonder why? Yuba City Kmart (63 jobs lost), Rocklin Kmart (at least 63 jobs lost, the store had just posted “Now Hiring” signs), San Leandro Kmart (102 jobs lost), San Jose Mercury News says the El Centro Kmart to shutdown in January, the website Foursquare says the Covina Kmart is now shutdown (other sources say it will shutdown in December), Cupertino Sears and Auto Center (98 jobs lost), somebody posted on yelp* that the Diamond Bar Kmart was shutting down in December (confirmed by Armijo Newspapers), Westfield Topanga Sears (122 jobs lost), it looks like the Blythe Kmart is being slowly shutdown despite denial by Sears Holdings. San Mateo Kmart being demolished to make room for 599 unit apartment complex, as part of the the Hayward Park Caltrain Station project. Atwater Kmart (74 jobs lost), Los Banos Kmart (67 jobs lost).

Colorado: Ohio based mall owner-operator Washington Prime bought the Sears store and Auto Center in Aurora , with plans for redevelopment. Colorado Springs Kmart on North Nevada Street in April 2018.  In Denver, local news media revealed that Sears Holdings is refusing to sell a vacant Kmart building, it is now a illegal trash dump according to city leaders.  Council woman Kendra Black questions the reports that Sears Holdings is in financial trouble because “Kmart, which is now owned by Sears, is continuing to pay the rent on it, even though they’re in financial trouble. Go figure.”  This isn’t the first time Sears-Kmart was paying rent on vacant properties (see Banning Kmart in California section, Chubbuck Sears in Idaho section, a North Shores Kmart in Michigan, Columbus Westland Mall Sears in Ohio). Greeley Sears.  The Aurora and Englewood Kmarts shutting down by Thanksgiving.  The last Denver Kmart. Grand Junction Kmart. The Craig Kmart shutdown, about 30 jobs lost a couple weeks before Xmas 2016.  Sears offspring Seritage Growth Properties says the ‘Sears’ property in Thornton is shutting down. 40 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Broomfield Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Glenwood Springs Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Lone Tree Sears/Great Indoors, Longmont Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Pueblos’ South Side Kmart (52 jobs lost), Denver Kmart (number of jobs lost have not been made public at this time, but could be at least 40), Colorado Springs Kmart at Powers and Palmer Park boulevards (57 jobs lost), Fort Collins Sears (67 jobs lost), Denver-Cherry Creek North Sears store & Auto Center (66 jobs lost).

Connecticut: Employees of the Sears Appliance & Hardware in Shelton told customers the store was being shutdown right after Xmas.  Local news media confirmed when a hand written sign appeared at the entrance of the store a week later, but no comment from store management.  The Southbury Kmart by thanksgiving 2017.  Enfield Sears store. Cromwell Kmart shutdown by April 2017. 113 jobs lost as the West Hartford GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Sears store and Auto Center shutdown by the end of January 2017!  Local news media pointed out that every remaining Sears and Kmart store in the state is on the new Sears Holdings Real Estate “opportunities” list! Putnam Kmart. Waterbury Big Kmart, Torrington Kmart (73 jobs lost), Enfield Sears Optical (no word on jobs lost), Wallingford Sears Appliance & Hardware (employees say the shutdown was a surprise, I guess they don’t read Blind Bat News), Wallingford Sears Appliance & Hardware (at least 13 jobs lost).

Delaware: The 54 years old Sears store and Auto Center in Wilmington, in April 2018.  Seven Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  Dover Kmart (at least 72 jobs lost, some reports said 100), Seaford Sears (30 jobs lost), Claymont Kmart (87 jobs lost).

Florida:  The Brandon Kmart shutdown was pushed back from April to June 2018, a WARN was originally issued in January for an April shutdown, but a new WARN says the shutdown will take place June 29th. RD Management-University Mall is the new owner of the still active 43 years old Sears store, which sold for $7-million USD.  Local news media says RD Management has plans to ‘revamp’ the building.  Clermont Kmart in March 2018. Ocala Kmart (64 jobs gone) in April 2018.   Boca Raton Sears store and Auto Center (82 jobs gone in April 2018).  Kmarts in Clearwater, Milton and Sebring.  Local taxpayers in Titusville getting stuck with the redevelopment bill for a vacant Kmart. The property has been vacant since 2009, a property developer told the North Brevard Economic Development Zone that the only way it would take on the job of redeveloping the vacant Kmart was if it got ten years worth of tax breaks!   Sears Holdings lackey Seritage Growth Properties announced it will shutdown its huge Sears store and Auto Center at the  Westfield Broward (aka Broward Mall) in Plantation.  It’s part of a $20-million USD plan to turn the 55-thousand square meters (180-thousand square feet) store into smaller retail and restaurant spaces, which will include a much smaller Sears operation (the Auto Center will not return).   North Miami Beach Kmart shutting down right before Xmas.  A Kmart in Miami, Tampa, Hudson and Lakeland by October 2017. Sears Outlet in East Naples suddenly shutdown at the end of June 2017: “That’s the end of the game. I’m out of work.”-Allan Stearns, former employee

Sears store on South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota by September 2017.    Sears will not renew the lease on a massive warehouse in Jacksonville.  The lease expires at the beginning of 2018, the $28.8-million USD warehouse was built specifically for Sears in 2008, it’s considered the largest warehouse in Florida.  Hialeah Kmart shutting down, about 67 jobs lost by mid-July.  Aventura Sears store and Auto Center shutting down by Sears Holdings spin-off Seritage Growth, who owns the property.  Seritage Growth will re-develop the property into smaller retail spaces, 118 jobs lost by the end of July 2017!  The property that the Milton Kmart (on US90) sits on is now for sale. The California based owner says he is not going to wait for Sears Holdings to shut the Kmart down, he’s selling the property while there is still an active Kmart on it.   Volusia Mall Sears Auto Center sold to CBL & Associates Properties who has plans to shut it down in the next two to four years. Lake Wales Sears store. Fort Myers McGregor Point Shopping Center Kmart.  Fort Pierce Kmart on Federal Highway. Sarasota Kmart on North Beneva Road. Port Charlotte Kmart on Cochran. Jacksonville Kmart on Normandy Village Parkway (local news reports say it’s the last Kmart in the city). Kissimmee Kmart on Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. Naples Kmart on Golden Gate Highway. Palatka Kmart on Town & Country Drive.  It’s been revealed that Santa Rosa County School District is spending $1.45-million tax dollars to buy a property now owned by Sears Holdings (via Kmart)! The sale of the property is delayed because only now has it been revealed that Kmart is the new owner of the former Food World property!   The GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Pembroke Pines Sears store reduced in size and the Auto Center shutting down “in the near future”.  WARNs issued for the Saint Petersburg Sears store and Auto Center, 126 jobs gone by the end of January 2017!  173 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!!   In Orlando, the 50 years old Fashion Square Mall Sears & Auto Center shutting down, 101 jobs lost by mid-November! Inverness Sears Hometown suddenly shutdown due to disagreements with the landlord. Jacksonville Sears. Mandarin (Jacksonville) Kmart, Neptune Beach Kmart and Perry Kmart shutting down between July-September. The Lutz Kmart shutdown March 2016, 62 jobs lost. The 46 years old Daytona Beach Kmart, on International Speedway Boulevard, is shutdown mid-March 2016, 86 jobs lost. Fernandina Beach Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Callaway Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Orange City Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Deland Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Stuart Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), West Palm Beach Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Port St. Lucie Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Crystal River Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), New Smyrna Beach Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Saint Augustine Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Pompano Beach Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Jacksonville Kmart on 5751 Beach Boulevard (71 jobs lost), second Kmart in Jacksonville on 4645 Blanding Boulevard (83 jobs lost), Ocoee Sears (102 jobs lost), Pensacola Kmart on Airport Boulevard closed in 2011, Pensacola Kmart on Mobile Highway closed in February 2013 (69 jobs lost), Pensacola Kmart on East 9 Mile Road will close in May (73 jobs lost), Hialeah Kmart (67 jobs lost), Bonita Springs Kmart (67 jobs lost), Mount Dora Kmart (100 jobs lost), Lake Mary Kmart, Panama City Beach Kmart (54 jobs lost), Winter Park Kmart (100 jobs lost), Niceville Kmart (59 jobs lost), Winter Haven Kmart (92 jobs lost), Palm Bay Kmart, Oakland Park Kmart (112 jobs lost), Clearwater Sears Auto Center (21 jobs lost), Zephyrhills Kmart (70 jobs lost), Winter Springs Kmart (69 jobs lost), Naples Kmart (72 jobs lost), New Port Richey Kmart (58 jobs lost), ‘redevelopment’ of Aventura Sears & Auto Center into an “open-air village” (unknown how many jobs affected), Kmart on Northeast 108 Street annexed by Miami Shores, Sears Holdings threatens to shutdown Kmart as a result of higher local taxes. The property that’s home to an operating Kmart, on South Green Bay Road in Racine, was foreclosed by the local Sheriff and sold-off for $2.5-million, no word on what the new property owner will do with it. Fort Myers Kmart (67 jobs lost). Dicks Sportings Goods subleasing space in an existing Sears store in Palm Beach Gardens. Jacksonville Kmart on Beach and University in 2012.

Georgia:   Kmarts in Statesboro, Albany and Jesup, in April 2018.  Centerville Sears in April 2018. The Kmart on West Walnut Avenue in Dalton shutdown by March 2018, making it the last Dalton Kmart to go down.  And for more proof that the excuse that brick-n-mortar stores are being killed by online retail, it was revealed that the property owner of the West Walnut Avenue Kmart location had worked for two and a half years to create a plan to replace the Kmart with more smaller retail stores!  Kmart on Glenwood Avenue in Dalton shutting down in January 2018.  Kmarts in Macon and Tifton.  Sears operations in Lithonia and Valdosta (ending 76 years of Sears ops in Valdosta).  The Mableton Kmart, 90 jobs gone right before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, 2017.  Columbus and Douglas Kmarts in October 2017.   The Dalton Sears store, Fort Oglethorpe Kmart, Calhoun Kmart by September 2017.  Local news media reported that the Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority essentially said the state’s bad economy is to blame.  A Savannah Kmart, Columbus Kmart, Cornelia Kmart, Kingsland Kmart, Albany Sears, Columbus Sears. Yet another Augusta Kmart shutting down, this time the one on Deans Bridge Road.  63 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list! The 23 years old Rome Kmart shutdown in August 2016, 1-hundred jobs lost! Administrators say employees can apply at other Sears Holdings stores, but local news reports say the Rome Kmart is the last Sears Holdings store in the area! The 37 years old Carrollton Kmart shutdown April 2016. Dublin Kmart shutdown in April 2016, 71 jobs lost. Milledgeville Kmart shutdown in April 2016, 60+ jobs lost. Mount Berry Square Mall (Rome) Sears and Auto Center shutting down in March 2016, 86 jobs lost. Macon Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Buford Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Douglasville Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Atlanta Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Columbus Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Jonesboro Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Cartersville Kmart (74 jobs lost), Hiram Kmart (53 jobs lost), Marietta-East Cobb Kmart, Warner Robins Kmart (77 jobs lost), Coweta County Kmart distribution center (164 jobs lost), one of the last two North Augusta Kmart to be torn down by new property owner from Canada, Sears Holdings denies the Kmart will shutdown.

Guam: Tamuning Kmart made the Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  Sears Hometown Store.

Hawaii: Local news media reporting that the last remaining Kmart on Oahu will shutdown in October.  Officially the Kapolei Kmart is shutting down because it’s “unprofitable” but KHON interviewed a real estate analysts who confirmed what I’ve been saying since 2012, it’s a REIT conspiracy“Smaller stores will be coming and the bigger stores will go away…”-Stephany Sofos

Kahului Kmart shutting down, 125 jobs lost by mid-June!  Don’t blame the internet, the store manager told local news media that ever since a Target opened nearby sales have declined by 50%.  Honolulu Kmart near Aloha Stadium (on Salt Lake Boulevard) shutdown mid-March 2017.  14 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  Iconic 25 years old Nimitz HWY Iwilei-Honolulu Kmart shutdown in March 2016, 141 jobs lost! Honolulu Sears (owned by GGP, 372 jobs lost! GGP spending $573-million chopping it up into smaller store spaces), Kauai Sears (41 jobs lost), Iwilei-Honolulu Kmart for lease (no confirmation of store closing).

Idaho: Twin Falls Sears and Coeur d’Alene Sears in April 2018. The Ammon Kmart. In Lewiston, the Sears Hometown is for sale because the franchise owners say they can’t afford to renew the license to operate it.  Coeur d’Alene Kmart in October 2017.  Lewiston Kmart, Boise Town Square Mall Sears Store & Auto Center, Boise Kmart Auto Center, the Nampa Kmart Store & Auto Center, the Coeur d’Alene Sears Store & Auto Center, the Twin Falls Sears Store & Auto Center and Kmart, the Ammon Kmart, the Idaho Falls Sears Store & Auto Center, the abandoned but still owned by Sears Holdings Chubbuck (the“opportunities” listing incorrectly says Pocatello) Sears Store (esentially all remaining Sears & Kmarts in Idaho) made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Boise Kmart on Fairview shutdown mid-March 2016, 56 jobs lost. Pocatello Kmart shutdown April 2016, 65 jobs lost. Lewiston Sears (at least 60 jobs lost), Rexburg Kmart (63 jobs lost), Chubbuck Pine Ridge Mall Sears shutdown by the end of October/beginning of November 2014 (the remaining 28 jobs lost).

Illinois: The last Sears store and Auto Center in Chicago shutting down between May and July, it’s been in operation for 80 years.  Mount Vernon Kmart shutdown, 58 jobs lost in April 2018.  The Rockford Kmart and the 37 years old West Franklin Kmart in April 2018. Sears locations in Bourbonnais, Marion and Orland Park, in April 2018.  Taxpayers of Lake Zurich Unit District 95 forced to pay for an abandoned Sears Hardware store as the school district wants to use the building to consolidate its administrative offices, IT operation and teacher training spaces.  Effingham Kmart, 33 jobs gone by February 2018.  The Pekin Sears Hometown Store shutting down before Xmas. The city of Pekin has convinced the state to include the vacant Kmart property in the taxpayer funded Southern Tazewell County Enterprise Zone, which gives businesses a five years tax break for setting up shop ‘in the zone’.   Kmarts in Oaklawn, Elmhurst and Belleville right before Thanksgiving 2017.  Sears operations in Peru between July and October 2017.  The Peoria Oakbrook Center Sears store shutting down in September 2017.  It will be reduced in size to about 30% of its current proportions, the remaining space will be leased out.  Then the Oakbrook Center Sears Auto Center will shutdown in March 2018.  Bloomingdale Kmart, 96 jobs lost in July 2017.  The Sears store on North Harlem Avenue in Chicago.   Associated Press reporting that Sears Holdings eliminated 4-hundred corporate level jobs!  Local news media reminded local taxpayers about the massive 2011 tax break deal ‘lawmakers’ gave Sears Holdings in order to prevent layoffs.  Chicago Sears store on West Irving Park Road listed as available for lease by Sears Holdings’ evil spawn Seritage Growth Properties.   Alton Kmart, Granite City Kmart.  $1-million USD loss as Mount Vernon Sears Hometown Store mysteriously burns to the ground.  The nine years old Sears Hometown Store in Beloit shutting down in January 2017. Du Quoin Sears Hometown Store shutting down in January 2017.  Another update for the abandoned Rock Island Kmart; looks like Augustana College found a fool to buy the Kmart property that was dumped on the college (in the form of a tax avoiding donation) and then vacated in July 2016, it was sold to a company called Rock Island KM.   The GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Oak Brook Sears store being reduced by half and the Auto Center being shutdown between 2017 & 2018.  Sears Hardware in Edwardsville shutting down right before Thanksgiving, 21 jobs lost. A local TV station reported that Sears Hardware in Collinsville is shutting down, no comment from store management.  Shutdown WARNs issued for Kmarts in Tinley Park and South Kedzie Avenue in Chicago, 275 jobs gone by Xmas! News reports out of Tinley say a total of six Kmarts will shutdown by Xmas! Sears offspring Seritage Growth Properties confirmed that two ‘Sears’ properties, in Chicago and Springfield, are shutting down. 116 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!!  An update for the abandoned Rock Island Kmart; the recently vacated property was ‘donated’ to Augustana College, but now college administrators are looking to sell the property to anybody foolish enough to buy it. The real reason the college is trying to dump the vacant Kmart is that the property tax is about $92-thousand per year, indicating the ‘donation’ was actually a screw-job (lets not forget that local news media pointed out that city officials spent $15-million tax dollars attracting Walmart to town, but spent zilch on trying to keep Kmart from leaving!). The Kmart Super Center in Bradley shutdown, 125 jobs lost! Sears Holdings sold the building to Meijer, unconfirmed reports say the Bradley Kmart Super Center (which has a full grocery op) was actually making money. After 90 years Chicago Sears on Lawrence Avenue shutting down by August 2016, local news says its the oldest Sears store still operating. The last Decatur Kmart shutting down by August 2016, 61 jobs lost, administrators say employees can apply at other Sears Holdings stores, but local news reports say there are no more Sears Holdings stores in the immediate area! Chicago Kmart on South Pulaski. Danville Kmart, Galesburg Kmart, Lansing Kmart, Pekin Kmart, Eddie Lampert eliminated 401 Hoffman Estates HQ jobs due to crappy 2015 holiday sales! 151 of those jobs were already vacant. Morton ‘green’ Kmart shutting down by the end of April 2016, 47 jobs lost. Canton Kmart shutting down mid-April 2016, 38 jobs lost. Alton Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Melrose Park Sears parts and repair center (50 jobs lost), Zion Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Oak Lawn Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), McHenry Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Peru Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Lombard Sears/Great Indoors (at least 40 jobs lost), Fairview Heights Kmart (81 jobs lost), Freeport Kmart (45 jobs lost), Pontiac Kmart (more than 47 jobs lost), Homer Glen Kmart (82 jobs lost), Streator Kmart (45 jobs lost), Lombard Kmart (70 jobs lost), Naperville Kmart (98 jobs lost), Calumet Sears (164 jobs lost), two Sears stores in Grand Crossing area of Chicago (247 jobs lost!), Mount Vernon Sears (68 jobs lost), Moline Sears (at least 60 jobs lost), Homewood Kmart (185 jobs lost), Belvidere Kmart (91 jobs lost?) revealed is now a perpetual closing sale Kmart At A Discount store, Champaign’s Market Place Mall Sears (56 jobs lost), Sterling Kmart (60 jobs lost), Montgomery Kmart (81 jobs lost), Mattoon Sears (more than 40 jobs lost), Chicago Sears on North State Street (160 jobs lost), Chicago Sears Craftsman Experience store, Galesburg Sears (46 jobs lost), White Lake Township Kmart (42 jobs lost), Orland Park Sears Appliance, Collinsville Kmart (84 jobs lost), Crystal Lake Kmart (at least 77 jobs lost), Danville Sears store & Auto Center (63 jobs lost), Forsyth Sears store & Auto Center (45 jobs lost), Peoria Kmart (73 jobs lost), Forest Park Kmart (107 jobs lost), Chicago Sears on North and Harlem avenues, supposedly it’s being replaced (most likely at taxpayer expense) with a new building and it will become a Sears-Mariano’s store, Bloomington Kmart (79 jobs lost), Hoffman Estates Headquarters 100 jobs eliminated, another 15 corporate jobs eliminated elsewhere, Chicago-Wicker Park Kmart (106 jobs lost), abandoned Market Place Mall Sears location to be occupied by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Field & Stream. 58 Chicago area stores up for lease or sale. North Mayfair Kmart (99 jobs lost), Chicago Kmart at 5033 North Elston Avenue (99 jobs lost). By the way, Illinois elected officials gave Sears Holdings/Hoffman Estates a $150 million USD tax break to keep their headquarters in the state. The tax break was not tied to any promise not to close stores.

Indiana: Indianapolis Sears at Castleton Square Mall, Merrillville Sears at Southlake Mall, Mishawaka Sears at University Park Mall, all now for sale online.  Indianapolis Kmart on East Thompson Road (44 jobs gone in April 2018), Bloomington Kmart in April 2018.  Evansville Sears & Auto Center in April 2018.  After 20 years the owner of the Sears Hometown Store in Linton says every effort he made to keep the store open failed, without elaborating Vic Brown stated “I want to announce that Dec. 30 will end my partnership with Sears Hometown Stores. This decision is mine…..it is one I have to do.”  Anderson Kmart in October 2017.  Sears operations in Clarksville, Elkhart and Schererville between July and October 2017.  Mishawaka Kmart. Sears Auto Centers at the Honey Creek Mall and the Green Tree Mall shutdown at the end of May 2017.  Chesterton Kmart, La Porte Kmart, Kokomo Sears (the planned re-opening of the Auto Center was canceled in 2018, no reason given). In Indianapolis, Sears Home Appliance Showroom on North Michigan Road and Sears Appliance & Hardware on Thompson Road shutdown in January 2017. Sears Appliance & Hardware in Fishers shutdown in January 2017.  Local news media discovered that a Sears Appliance & Hardware store in Avon quietly shutdown in October 2016.  Sears offspring Seritage Growth Properties says the ‘Sears’ properties in Elkhart and Merrillville are shutting down.  A WARN revealed that 99 Kmart employees in Merrillville will lose their jobs right before Xmas.   67 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list! Bloomington Kmart, New Albany Kmart. Bloomington’s College Mall Sears & Auto Center shutdown mid-June 2016, at least 52 jobs lost. In Schererville, Sears Hardware shutdown in April 2016. Terre Haute Kmart April 2016, 62 jobs lost. Anderson Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Saint John Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Indianapolis Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Richmond Sears (49 jobs lost), South Anthony Kmart (70 jobs lost), Fort Wayne Kmart on South Anthony Boulevard (70 jobs lost), FairOaks Mall Kmart, Logansport Sears (43 jobs lost), Muncie Kmart (59 jobs lost), Fort Wayne Kmart on Coliseum Boulevard North (69 jobs lost), Decatur Kmart (49 jobs lost), Indianapolis Kmart on Madison Avenue (131 jobs lost), Indianapolis Kmart on Washington Street (139 jobs lost), Bedford Kmart (62 jobs lost), Indianapolis (Evansville) Sears & Auto Center at Washington Square Mall (91 jobs lost), Greenwood Kmart (78 jobs lost), Plymouth Kmart (68 jobs lost), Bloomington Sears to be replaced by Whole Foods grocery store.

Iowa: Ohio based mall owner-operator Washington Prime bought the Sears store and Auto Center in Sioux City, with plans for redevelopment.  Red Oak Kmart. Urbandale (Des Moines) Kmart (59 jobs gone by April 2018).  Waterloo Sears in April 2018.  Iowa City and Marshalltown Kmarts, at least 99 jobs lost by September 2017.  In Storm Lake, Sears Hometown Store shutting down by the end of July 2017. The Le Mars Sears Hometown Store shutting down by the end of July, the franchise owners said the shutdown was unexplainedly ordered by Sears Holdings: “We have downsized to no employees. We gave it the best shot… …Their [Sears Holdings] reasoning [for the shutdown], I don’t know.”-Deb Fuller, co-owner

Carroll Kmart shutting down, 46 jobs lost in July 2017.  The Council Bluffs Sears Auto Center shutdown on 27 May 2017.   In Waterloo the 48 years old Sears Auto Center shutting down by the end of May.  A Dubuque Kmart, Sioux City Kmart, Waterloo Kmart.  22 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Des Moines Southridge Mall Sears shutdown in August 2016, the store was in the process of dying anyway, only 37 employees left. Sears Holdings shutdown their West Des Moines call center in June 2016, 162 jobs lost! Ottumwa Kmart shutdown April 2016, 38 jobs lost. Cedar Rapids Kmart on 16th Ave (at least 40 jobs lost), Davenport Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Burlington Kmart (50 jobs lost), Coralville Sears (94 jobs lost, this is a store sold to GGP earlier in the year), Cedar Rapids Kmart on Collins Road NE (56 jobs lost), Mason City Kmart (50 jobs lost), Clive Kmart (at least 49 jobs lost), Council Bluffs Sears store in 2012, Ames Kmart (44 jobs lost), Fort Dodge Sears (no job loss numbers made public, yet. The Auto Center was secretly shutdown in September), 56 years old Mason City Sears & Auto Center (more than 100 jobs lost). Davenport Kmart (59 jobs lost), Belvidere Kmart (67 jobs lost).

Kansas: Local news media discovered that the Lenexa Point Sears Outlet store will shutdown before July 2018. Wichita Kmart on South Broadway Street in April 2018. Topeka Kmart shutting down by Thanksgiving.  Garden City Sears by October 2017.  Sears store on Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park.  Topeka Kmart suddenly shutdown its pharmacy ops, it was revealed by an unnamed Kmart employee who called local news media.  Topeka Sears Auto Center shutting down by the end of May.  A Wichita Kmart, Leavenworth Kmart, Salina Sears. 18 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  In El Dorado, a contracted Sears store suddenly shutdown due to Sears Holdings continually changing the contract: “We had a contract that we had to follow to a ‘T’ while they changed it at will. They changed our commission bonuses and percentages and that hurt us.”-Russ Christy, contracted Sears store operator

Hutchison Kmart. North Topeka Kmart shutting down in 2016, 49 jobs lost. Lawrence Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Merriam Kmart-then Sears-then Kmart (jobs lost unknown), Wichita Sears store & Auto Center (103 jobs lost), Manhattan Sears & Auto Center (number of jobs lost were never revealed).

Kentucky: Paducah Kmart in April 2018.  Kmarts in Henderson, Glasgow, Versailles and Frankfort. In Louisville, the Sears store in the Oxmoor Center shutting down by mid-January 2018.  Lexington and Owensboro Kmarts in October 2017.  Glascow Kmart suddenly shutdown its pharmacy,  Sears Holdings’ communications director Howard Riefs stated “prescription files and the inventory will be sold to another pharmacy”.   Jefferson Mall Sears store sold to CBL & Associates Properties who has plans to shut it down in the next two to four years. Corbin Kmart.  London Kmart. Hopkinsville Kmart. Bowling Green Kmart. The Georgetown BigKmart shutting down  by mid-April 2017.  Paducah Sears store and Auto Center shutting down by mid-March 2017. In Owensboro, the Kmart on West Parrish Avenue shutting down by mid-March 2017. Pikeville Kmart shutting down right before Xmas. 31 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Two Kmarts in Louisville. Elizabethtown Kmart, Maysville Kmart, Paintsville Kmart. Middlesboro Sears (in September 2012 the Sears store re-opened under independent ownership, official grand re-opening scheduled for November), Winchester Kmart, Hazard Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Lexington Fayette Mall Sears (114 jobs lost!), Newport Kmart (81 jobs lost), Cannonsburg Sears and Sears Auto Center (no employee info given), Louisville Dixie Highway Kmart/Sears/Kmart shutdown and now being taken over by Kroger basically to sell the same crap the old Kmart did! Madisonville Kmart (39 jobs lost), Owensboro Sears store & Auto Center (52 jobs lost).

Louisiana: Mandeville Kmart in April 2018. Sears operations on Johnston Street in Lafayette between mid-July and mid-September 2017.  Gonzales Kmart, a New Orleans Kmart on South Clearview Parkway, the Cortana Mall Sears, Gretna Sears. The New Iberia Kmart shutdown on 11 December 2016.  Sears offspring Seritage Growth Properties says the ‘Sears’ property in Houma shutting down. 36 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list! The Bossier Kmart shutting down by August 2016. Houma Sears, Pineville Kmart. Slidell Sears (77 job lost), Gretna Kmart (94 jobs lost), Metairie Kmart secretly sold off, no word if it will be shutdown, Laplace Sears Hometown Store.

Maine:  Bangor Sears in April 2018. Augusta Sears shutting down. Bangor Kmart shutdown in mid-April 2017.  13 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list. Presque Isle Aroostook Centre Mall Kmart shutting down by August 2016, more than 50 jobs lost. Lewiston Sears (60 to 70 jobs lost), Presque Isle Aroostook Centre Mall Sears (63 jobs lost), Aroostook Centre Mall Sears Auto Center leased out to VIP Tires & Service.

Maryland:  Crofton Kmart and Salisbury Kmart in April 2018.  The Baltimore-Dundalk Sears at Eastpoint Mall. Elkton Kmart.  Sears stores in Cockeysville and Hagerstown.  Sears Holdings sold its Bethesda Sears store to Montgomery Mall owner Westfield in a package deal worth $105-million USD. Westfield claims the Bethesda Sears will remain open. Two other Sears stores, in California, were sold to Westfield in the package deal.  Baltimore Kmart on North Point Boulevard. Eastpoint Mall Kmart, in Dundalk, shutdown mid-April 2017.  GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Columbia Sears store reduced in size and the Auto Center shutting down “in the near future”.  54 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Ellicott Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Gaithersburg Sears/Great Indoors, Landover Sears rebuild & call center (115 jobs lost), Baltimore Kmart on Wabash Avenue (107 jobs lost), Parkville Kmart (102 jobs lost), California Kmart (71 jobs lost), Sears Hometown Store in Perryville.

Massachusetts: Saugus Kmart.  The owner of Cape Cod Mall, Simon Property Group, announced plans to tear down the still active Sears store and Auto Center sometime next year, despite Sears Holdings stating the lease was good for “a few” more years.  The Sears store will be replaced with two new buildings and the Auto Center will be turned into a parking lot.  Burlington Sears on Middlesex Turnpike in April 2018. Sears in Lanesboro-Pittsfield’s Berkshire Mall.  The operator of the nine years old Hadley Sears Hometown Store laid off his two employees and put the store, and the land, up-for-sale.  Local news reports say the franchise owner/operator once had ten Sears Hometown stores across Massachusetts and Rhode Island, but the Hadley location is his last one.   After less than seven years the Sears Hometown Store in Gloucester suddenly shutdown, however, the new owner is blaming the shutdown on the landlord who wants to jack up the rent.   Fitchburg and Springfield Kmarts in October 2017. Newburyport Kmart.  Local news media warned of the eventual shutdown of the Sears in in Springfield’s Eastfield Mall, as the mall is officially dead, the mall’s owner confirmed what I’ve been writing about (that these brick-n-mortar shutdowns are part of a REIT conspiracy) by revealing their plans to “de-mall” the mall!  Dedham Sears store paid for newspaper “store closing” advertising revealing they are shutting down, local news media pointed out there was no other announcement or notification.  South Attleboro Kmart.  The Enfield Square Mall Sears store shutdown mid-April 2017 (supposedly the Auto Center will remain open).  The Sears store and Auto Center in Swansea shutdown by mid-April 2017.  In Fairhaven, the Shaw’s Plaza BigKmart shutdown by mid-April 2017.  GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Natick Sears store reduced in size and the Auto Center shutting down “in the near future”.  64 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Tewksbury Kmart. Fairhaven Sears Appliance & Hardware shutdown mid-April 2016. Local news reports said the ignorant employees actually thought the shutdown notice was a joke! I guess they don’t read Blind Bat News. 79 jobs lost as the Fall River Kmart shutdown in May 2016. North Reading Sears Hardware store closed, lease not renewed, Milford Kmart (80 jobs lost), Kingston Kmart (73 jobs lost). Braintree Kmart on Grossman Drive shutdown. Also, the Braintree South Shore Plaza Sears store is renting out an entire floor to Ireland based Primark. Even with the lease to Primark there is still 4-thousand square feet of vacant space in the Sears store. The Sears at the Auburn Mall shutdown on Black Friday due to electrical fire. The store was experiencing electrical problems, an investigation is underway.

Michigan: Novi Sears at Twelve Oaks Mall available for purchase online. Richmond Kmart and Greenville Kmart in April 2018.  Saint Clair Shores Kmart shutting down, 127 jobs gone in January 2018, after the lease was transferred to grocery store operator Kroger, who plans on redeveloping the property!  Kmarts in Battle Creek, Clinton and Mount Pleasant.  Kmarts in Utica/Shelby, Bay City and Sandusky.  Escanaba and Monroe Kmarts in October 2017. Traverse City, West Branch and Cheboygan Kmarts. Macomb Mall Sears store in Roseville.  Livonia Kmart was shutdown by mid-April 2017.  Gaylord Sears Hometown Store suddenly shutdown.  26 years old Detroit Lakes Kmart shutdown by April 2017, despite still posting a “Now Hiring” sign!   In Garden City, the iconic first ever Kmart store in the World is shutting down on its 55th birthday, by the end of March 2017.  Lansing Kmart, Muskegon Kmart, Plymouth Kmart, Roseville Kmart, Waterford Kmart, Westland Kmart, Acme Kmart. 48 years old Grand Rapids Woodland Mall Sears, 84 jobs lost in March 2017: “We figured we were safe, so yeah, it was kind of a shock to everybody today. One guy’s been there for 20 years-plus and that’s what he knows best, hard to change from there, so I feel sorry for him.”-Marty Kruizenga, Sears Auto Center employee

Sears offspring Seritage Growth Properties says the ‘Sears’ properties in Alpena, Manistee and Sault Saint Marie are shutting down.  WARNs filed with the state revealed that on top of the Seritage Growth shutdowns the Kmarts in Jackson, Grand Rapids, Byron Center and Fenton will also shutdown. A total of 390 Kmart jobs will be killed right before Xmas!  113 Sears and Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!! The Holland Sears Appliance & Hardware shutdown, the manager of the francise store refused to say why. Plymouth Township Super Kmart shutting down in November 2017 (that’s when the lease expires), according to Plymouth’s Planning Commission, Sears Holdings is selling the property to a developer.   A Kmart on Groesbeck Highway, Clinton Township, shutdown, 82 jobs lost in October 2016. The Farmington Hills Kmart shutdown mid-July 2016, 61 jobs lost. Midland Sears, Houghton Lake Kmart, Taylor Kmart. The new owner of the Bradley Kmart shut it down in 2016. Retailer Meijer bought the Kmart property for $5-million USD. The Kmart shutdown in May, but the new Meijer store won’t be ready until 2018. The Sears and Auto Center in Fort Gratiot shutdown in mid-March, 48 jobs lost. Ironwood Kmart in mid-April, 47 jobs lost. Sears/Great Indoors, Brighton Sears Grand/Essentials, Harper Woods Sears Full line, Monroe Sears Full line, Adrian Sears Full line, Washington Township Kmart, Chesterfield Kmart, Woodhaven Kmart, Saginaw Kmart on Bay Road, Flint Kmart on Dort Highway (46 jobs lost), Gaylord Kmart (48 jobs lost), Sterling Kmart (58 jobs lost), Bloomfield Township Kmart and Sears, Bad Axe Kmart (61 jobs lost), Ypsilanti Township Kmart (83 jobs lost), Petoskey Kmart (45 jobs lost), Saint John’s Kmart (48 jobs lost), White Lake Township “Store of the Future” Kmart (42 jobs lost), Grand Blanc Kmart (49 jobs lost), Lapeer Kmart (56 jobs lost), Southgate Kmart (155 jobs lost), Detroit’s Telegraph Road Kmart (115 jobs lost), Waterford Township Sears (no word on how many jobs lost), Rochester Hills Kmart (77 jobs lost), ‘perfect Kmart town’ of Port Huron Kmart (188 jobs lost), Flint Kmart on Miller Road (81 jobs lost), Burton Kmart (85 jobs lost), Madison Heights Kmart (179 jobs lost), it’s now official the last remaining Saginaw Kmart (on Gratiot Road) will remain shutdown after its roof collapsed during a snowstorm back in January 2014 (Sears Holdings claims only 18 people worked there at the time of the collapse!), Ann Arbor Kmart (59 jobs lost), Iron Mountain Kmart (54 jobs lost), Bangor Township Sears aka Bay City Mall Sears, the Auto Center was already secretly shutdown some time ago (at least 47 jobs lost), Big Rapids Kmart (about 50 jobs lost). Vacant Wyandotte Sears Auto Center is being renovated at a cost to taxpayers of $1-million & 20-thousand, plus 15 years worth of tax breaks valued at $2-million! Shakopee Kmart distribution center shutdown and sold-off for $17-million in 2013, now it’s finally getting a new tenant; snowmobile and electric cart maker Polaris Industries will rent out a fraction of the building to use as their new parts warehouse. The Kmart Plaza in Sandusky sold to “A group of investors”, no word on what will happen to the Kmart store.

Minnesota:  It’s now official, the taxpayers of Minneapolis are the new owners of an active Kmart for $8-million USD, on top of about $8-million tax dollars already spent on the Nicollet Avenue South at Lake Street road project. The city decided that the only way they can create a true intersection is to force Kmart to move, and the only way they can do that is to buy the property the Kmart sits on.   Thief River Falls Kmart. The 50 years old Sears store in the Crossroads Center shutting down by mid-January 2018, ending 90 years of Sears in Saint Cloud.  Sears store in Burnsville and a franchised Sears in Fairmont shutdown.  The franchise owners of the Fairmont Sears warned that other franchise stores are on the growing hit list: “Every six months, they review stores. Over the last 12 months, my store had lost too much money. They even took into consideration that before I bought the store, it wasn’t making any money at all…..”-Jennifer Bolden, co-owner

47 years old Med City Kmart is shutdown its pharmacy operations.  The Crossroads Center Sears Auto Center in Saint Cloud shutdown.  Local news media reporting that the city of Minneapolis is about to become the new landlord of the Kmart on Nicolette Avenue, at taxpayer expense of course.  It’s being blamed on the ‘re-connect’ scandal.  The $7-million USD proposal will be discussed in June.  Local news media also revealed the city made an $8-million offer to buy the Kmart on West Lake Street, last year.  Coon Rapids Sears, Mankato Sears, Detroit Lakes Kmart on Highway 10 West. After 14 years the Montevideo Sears Hometown Store shutdown by the end of January 2017.  The local owners of the franchise store says the decision by Sears Holdings to shutdown the store is also forcing them to sell their property.   GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Minnetonka Sears store reduced in size and the Auto Center shutting down “in the near future”.  The Dundas Planning Commission met with CJB II Real Estate to discuss the future of the abandoned Kmart.  ‘Elected’ leaders expressed a willingness to throw $100-thousand tax dollars at the redevelopment project. The Dundas Kmart shutdown in April 2016, 32 jobs lost.   West Saint Paul Kmart shutting down by Xmas.  32 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  The 40 years old Eden Prairie Center Sears store shutting down in time for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Eddie Lampert sold the store to the mall owner for $16-million! The owner of the mall wants to carve up the Sears into smaller stores. Thunderbird Mall Kmart shutdown in April 2016, 48 jobs lost. Willmar Kmart, Duluth Kmart, New Hope Kmart, White Bear Lake Kmart, Bemidji Kmart, Monticello Kmart, GGP owned Sears Auto Center in the Apache Mall closed (10 jobs lost), the entire Sears store in the Apache Mall being sold off, Fergus Falls Kmart (40 jobs lost), Fergus Falls Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Alexandria Kmart (46 jobs lost), Grand Rapids Kmart (61 jobs lost), Seritage is selling off three Sears Auto Centers in Minnetonka, Brooklyn Center and Saint Paul, Marshall Kmart (57 jobs lost), Oakdale Kmart (77 hourly wage employees losing their jobs, unknown how many salaried employees will become unemployed), Winona Kmart (67 jobs lost), Minneapolis city officials trying to shutdown profit making Nicollet Avenue Kmart, to make way for a new road. Anoka Kmart (47 jobs lost), Blaine Kmart (60 jobs lost), Burnsville Kmart (62 jobs lost), Waite Park Kmart (57 jobs lost), Northeast Minneapolis Sears Hometown & Outlet store now for sale, Coon Rapids Sears Hometown & Outlet store now for sale.

Mississippi: Biloxi Sears.  14 Kmart & Sears properties made the Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  Corinth Kmart. The 44 years old Greenville Kmart shutdown in April, no word on job losses. Jackson Sears Full line, McComb Sears Full line, Columbus Sears Full line, Gautier Sears (71 jobs lost), Waveland Gulfport Kmart (32 jobs lost), Pass Road Gulfport Kmart (52 jobs lost), Pascagoula Sears at the Singing River Mall, Olive Branch distribution center (unknown how many jobs lost).

Missouri:  Cape Girardeau Sears, Mehlville Sears, Cottleville Sears and Springfield Sears at Battlefield Mall, all for sale online.  Kmarts in Independence, Popular Bluff, Sedalia and Saint Louis. 44 years old Kansas City Sears store on Antioch Road shutting down in July 2017.  The Sears Auto Center in Cape Girardeau shutdown on 27 May 2017 (Happy B-day to me!). The 20 years old Independence Kmart on Noland Road shutdown.  Saint Joseph Sears, Branson Kmart, Jefferson Kmart & Sears, Rolla Kmart, a Springfield Kmart, a Saint Louis Kmart.  48 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Bridgeton Kmart, Springfield Kmart. Lee’s Summit Sears Grand/Essentials, Saint Louis Sears Full line, High Ridge Kmart (59 jobs lost), Ellisville Kmart (55 jobs lost), Springfield Kmart on South Campbell Avenue (60 jobs lost), South Belt Kmart (64 jobs lost), Florissant Kmart (100 jobs lost), O’Fallon Kmart (76 jobs lost).

Montana: Helena Kmart and Butte Kmart in April 2018. The Sears Hometown Store in Great Falls suddenly shutdown, it was discovered by customers who tried to pick-up already paid for appliances, local news media has so far been unable to get a comment from the store manager or Sears Holdings, three days later the franchised store re-opened with the explanation that it was now being operated directly by Sears Holdings.   Glendive and Great Falls Kmarts in October 2017.  The Hamilton Kmart, Havre Kmart, Helena Kmart, Glendive Kmart, Billings Sears Store & Auto Center, Butte Kmart, Great Falls Kmart Store & Auto Center, Kalispell Kmart Store & Auto Center (essentially all remaining stores) made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Billings Kmart. Missoula Kmart (50 jobs lost), Great Falls Kmart (closed “until further notice” due to fire, 63 jobs on hold), Great Falls Sears store & Auto Center (65 jobs lost) due to great sales (ironically) the shutdown date has been moved from 07 December 2014 to 23 November, Bozeman Kmart (37 jobs lost), Missoula Sears store and Auto Center (57 jobs lost).

Nebraska:  Cedar Rapids Lindale Mall-Sears.   Local news media reporting that the franchise owner-operator of the North Platte Sears Hometown Store suddenly quit after the landlord refused to renew the lease, Sears Holdings took over the store and claims they will find a new location.  In Omaha, the Kmart on 50th and L Streets shutting down right after Xmas 2017, local news media say it’s the last Kmart in the city, and apparently there’s now only one other Kmart in the state.  Seritage Growth Properties says its Kmart property in Kearney is shutting down by Xmas.  Six Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  40 years old Hastings Kmart. Grand Island Kmart (55 jobs lost), Omaha Kmart near West Maple Road (50 jobs lost).

Nevada: In Reno, Sears Holdings spin-off Seritage Growth Properties has submitted a plan to city administrators to have the existing Meadowood Mall Sears store shutdown and split-up into three smaller store spaces.  Las Vegas Kmart and North Las Vegas Kmart in April 2018.  Another Las Vegas Kmart (East Sahara Avenue) in October 2017.  Las Vegas (East Sunset Road), Henderson and Sparks Kmarts.  Henderson Kmart.  22 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Sparks Kmart distribution center (100 jobs lost).

New Hampshire: Rochester Kmart in April 2018.  The West Lebanon Kmart suddenly shutdown its pharmacy, refuses to comment to local news media.  Claremont losing their Sears Hometown, not because it’s shutting down, it’s moving to the town of Newport! Upper Valley Mall Sears in West Lebanon.  23 Kmart & Sears properties made the Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Nashau Sears Grand/Essentials, Keene Sears Grand/Essentials, Portsmouth Kmart (30 jobs lost), Claremont Kmart (59 jobs lost).

New Jersey: It’s been confirmed, the Paramus Park Mall Sears store and Auto Center will shutdown by Spring 2019, to be redeveloped into a grocery store and movie theater. Without warning the Brick Big Kmart shutdown, it was revealed when Store Closing Sale signs were posted. Toms River Sears in April 2018, so the owners of Ocean County Mall can proceed with a massive redevelopment project. Kmarts in Moorestown and Parsippany shutting down mid-November.   Manahawkin and Mantua Kmarts, the Watchung (126 jobs lost) and Vineland Sears shutting down by September 2017.  Sears Holdings-Seritage Growth are tearing down the Watchung Sears store and Auto Center.  The Auto Center space has already been leased to Cinemark and the Sears store will be chopped up into smaller retail spaces.  Rio Grande Kmart, Clementon Kmart, East Brunswick Kmart, Pleasantville Kmart.  GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Paramus Sears store reduced in size and the Auto Center shutting down “in the near future”. 53 Kmart and Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list! Nearly one acre of the Rockaway Townsquare Mall Sears (which is still in operation) is now rented out to a furniture dealer. Lodi Kmart shutdown in April 2016, 75 jobs lost. Lawnside Kmart (about 80 jobs lost), Howell Kmart (57 jobs lost), Berlin Kmart, Dover Kmart (92 jobs lost), Randolf Kmart (91 jobs lost), Paramus Kmart (74 jobs lost), Closter Kmart (102 jobs lost), Vineland Kmart (74 jobs lost). After 18 years Sears Holdings shutdown their Roselle Sears Hardware store due to “landlord issues”.

New Mexico: Raton Kmart and Tucumcari Kmart in April 2018. Las Cruses and Alamogordo Kmarts.  Santa Fe Sears Auto Center shutting down in June and the Santa Fe Sears store shutting down in July 2017, local news media reported that employees were threatened by Sears Holdings not to talk to news media.  Alamogordo Sears shutting down by June 2017.  Roswell Sears shutting down.  GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Albuquerque Sears store reduced in size and the Auto Center shutting down “in the near future”.  Sears offspring Seritage Growth Properties says the ‘Sears’ property in Deming is shutting down.  21 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list! Back in May local news reports said the Artesia Kmart was shutting down, in July Sears Holdings finally confirmed it. Albuquerque’s Coronado Center Sears suddenly shutdown their Auto Center, and will reduce the size of the main store by 50% within two months. Sears goon Howard Riefs stated “We will rightsize the labor…”, but gave no numbers. The ‘rightsizing’ of the Coronado Center store is in partnership with one of my evil former employers, mall owner GGP. Sears Las Cruces Kmart (58 jobs lost), Albuquerque Kmart on Central SW (80 jobs lost), Rio Rancho Kmart (59 jobs lost).

New York: Kingston Sears store and Auto Center shutdown, 49 jobs lost in April 2018. Plattsburg Kmart shutdown, 67 jobs lost in April 2018. Hicksville Sears store and Auto Center shutdown, 226 jobs lost in April 2018!  Taxpayers might be footing the bill for the redevelopment of the vacant East Greenbush Kmart, town leaders offering a Payment-In-Lieu-Of-Taxes (PILOT) deal to a developer who hopes to hock it as a state taxpayer funded ‘training facility’, among other things.  In Johnson City the decades old Oakdale Mall Sears store shutdown (the Auto Center shutdown in July), 50 jobs lost in september 2017.   Kmarts in Rochester(Chili), Victor and Vails Gate(New Windsor) shutting down mid-November.  Herkimer Kmart, 46 jobs lost mid-October 2017. The Albany and East Northport Sears stores and Auto Centers, 210 jobs gone by September 2017!  Liverpool, Malone, Cortland, Olean and Watertown Kmarts, more than 300 jobs lost by September 2017! Webster Kmart, 62 jobs lost by the end of July 2017.  New Dorp-Staten Island Kmart (in the Hylan Plaza) shutting down, 164 jobs lost by mid-July!  Local news reports say the property is being redeveloped into a $150-million USD “multi-level shopping complex”. Gee, didn’t they used to call multi-level shopping complexes a ‘Mall’?  (in 2012 I warned that all these store shutdowns were part of a False Flag operation by Real Estate Investment Trusts: ALL PART OF REIT PLAN TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU SHOP, AND THEY BLAME YOU THE SHOPPER!)  The massive Rego Park Center Sears shutting down, 2-hundred jobs lost starting the first week of April 2017!  In Wallkill, the Galleria at Crystal Run Sears store and Auto Center shutting down, 96 jobs lost starting the first week of April 2017.  New Hartford Kmart. In Cheektowaga, the Walden Galleria Sears store and Auto Center shutting down, 76 jobs lost starting the first week of April 2017.  In Amherst, the Sears store and Auto Center shutting down, 105 jobs lost by April 2017! In Syracuse, after four years the Sears Outlet store in the Destiny USA mall is shutting down.  The Queensbury Super Kmart is being reduced to just a Kmart, ending 24 hour grocery sales by January 2017.  Shutdown WARN issued for the Binghamton Kmart, 69 jobs gone by Xmas. Shutdown WARN issued for the Cheektowaga Kmart, 101 jobs gone by Xmas!  The second level of the GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Staten Island Sears shutting down right before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, 44 jobs killed, it’s been leased to Ireland’s clothier Primark. 104 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!! The 50 years old Sears Auto Center in the Colonie Center Mall shutdown by Sears Holdings subsidiary Seritage Growth Properties, so the space could be rented out to Avis-Budget Car Rental Group. In Brooklyn, the Kings Plaza Sears shutting down, 210 jobs gone by mid-September 2016! Eddie Lampert is renting the space to a couple of European clothing retailers. Sears Holdings issued a shutdown WARN for its Plattsburgh Sears store and Auto Center, 56 jobs lost by the end of July 2016. New York Post says Sears is shutting down their NYC clothing design office, 40 jobs moved to California, another 154 jobs gone by July! Rotterdam Mall Sears and Auto Center shutting down by August 2016 (67 jobs lost). Sears Holdings issued yet another WARN, this time 75 Rochester Kmart employees losing their jobs by mid-July 2016. Irondequoit Sears, Plattsburgh Sears, Poughkeepsie Kmart, Rochester Kmart. Staten Island Mall Sears Auto Center shutdown in February, 20 jobs lost. Lindenhurst Sears Hardware, North Babylon Sears Hardware, Hauppauge Sears Hardware, Depew (Lancaster?) Kmart (68 jobs lost), Colonie Kmart (72 jobs lost), Fulton Kmart (51 jobs lost), Clifton Park Kmart (74 jobs lost) now revealed to be turned into a Town Center with more than 200 apartments at an estimated cost of $50-million, Latham Kmart (61 jobs lost), East Greenbush-Rensselaer Kmart (70 jobs lost), Tonawanda Sears Appliance and Hardware, Bronx Sears (91 jobs lost), BBN reader reported that the Ithaca Sears and Auto Center shutdown and one month later it’s been officially confirmed (at least 37 jobs lost), DeWitt Kmart (92 jobs lost), Auburn Sears (51 jobs lost), Massena Sears and Auto Center (51 jobs lost), Staten Island Mall Sears leased out to Ireland’s Primark, Bay Shore Sears and Sears Auto Center (144 jobs lost), New Hartford (Sangertown Mall) Sears & Auto Center (109 jobs lost), Lancaster Kmart sold for $1.7-million to Dave’s Christmas Wonderland. Herkimer Sears Hometown, Saranac Lake Sears Hometown the ‘independent’ co-owners said Sears Holdings forced them to shutdown. Melville Appliance Repair Division (31 jobs lost).

North Carolina: Local news media reporting the Asheville Mall Sears is shutting down in July 2018, due to the property owner’s redevelopment plans.  The Asheville Mall Sears includes Appliance Repair, Auto Center and Land’s End, at least 1-hundred jobs lost! The property owner refused comment. In Wilmington, Rouse Properties, the new owner of the Independence Mall (to be renamed The Collection at Independence), revealed their plan to demolish and redevelop the entire mall, including the still active Sears operation, the new mall plans do not include the Sears.  Kmarts in Franklin, Midway Park, Salisbury, Sanford and Shelby, in April 2018. Jacksonville Kmart. Asheboro Sears. 23 years old Sears Hometown Store on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.  Surry County condemned the now vacant Kmart building at the Mayberry Mall.  The condemnation prevents the property owner from finding a new tenant, until the structural problems are fixed.  On top of that, local news media report the property owner is back due on county level property taxes.  The action by the county opens the door for use of taxpayer funding to deal with the problem.  Monroe Sears shutting down by the end of June 2017.    Cross Creek Mall Sears store sold to CBL & Associates Properties who has plans to shut it down in the next two to four years. Concord Kmart, Fayetteville Kmart, Goldsboro Kmart, Madison Kmart, Wilmington Kmart. High Point Sears Hometown Store shutting down after four years, 325 jobs will be lost by February 2017!  Mount Airy Kmart (in the Mayberry Mall) shutdown right before Xmas 2016.  Burlington Kmart shutting down right before Xmas, local news reports said nobody was surprised.  71 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list! 40 years old Thomasville Kmart shutting down in time for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Brevard Kmart, Gastonia Kmart, Lumberton Kmart, Pineville Kmart, Rocky Mount Kmart. Cary Kmart (71 jobs lost), High Point Sears, Moorehead Sears, Rocky Mount Sears, Statesville Sears, Durham Kmart (79 jobs lost), Asheville Kmart (53 jobs lost), West Smithfield Kmart (59 jobs lost), Winston-Salem Kmart (69 jobs lost), Hendersonville Kmart (58 jobs lost), South Ashville Kmart on Hendersonville Road, Raleigh Kmart (88 jobs lost), Garner Super Kmart, Cleveland County mall Sears (56 jobs lost), Charlotte Kmart (89 jobs lost), Conover Kmart (74 jobs lost), Raleigh Kmart on Capital Boulevard (53 jobs lost), High Point Kmart (71 jobs lost), Boone Kmart (41 jobs lost), Greensboro Kmart (96 jobs lost), Gastonia Sears store & Auto Center (65 jobs lost), Kinston Kmart (64 jobs lost), Cary Sears (66 jobs lost), Greensboro Kmart distribution center (130 jobs lost), Greenville Kmart (75 jobs lost), Kinston Sears Hometown Store shutdown with little notice, Lexington Sears Hometown Store.

North Dakota:  Devils Lake Kmart in April 2018.  Bismarck Sears store in April 2018.  Minot Sears.  Bismarck Sears Auto Center shutdown in May 2017.  South Fargo Sears shutting down. 18 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  Jamestown Kmart (45 jobs lost), Dickinson Kmart (41 jobs lost, despite a “Now Hiring” sign on the front of the store).

Ohio: Youngstown Sears shutting down. North Olmsted Sears, Mansfield Sears, Strongsville Sears available to purchase online.  Boardman Sears (Southern Park Mall) shutting down in July 2018. Cincinnati Sears in April 2018. Columbus based mall owner-operator Washington Prime  bought the active Sears store and Auto Center in Columbus, to be redeveloped. Called the last SuperKmart in the U.S., Warren Kmart (more than 133 jobs gone in April 2018)!  Hermitage Kmart in April, 2018. Local news media confirmed that the Cambridge Kmart is shutting down in April (88 jobs gone), despite it not being on the official shutdown list. A local employee union revealed that the Kmart distribution warehouse in Bazetta Township has eliminated 150 jobs, or 50% of positions, as a result of ongoing store shutdowns!   Kmarts in Austintown, Cleveland (69 jobs gone), Hillsboro, Oregon and Saint Marys. Massilion Kmart shutting down in time for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.  A Kmart in Toledo, Dayton and Garfield Heights, more than 2-hundred jobs gone between September and October 2017!  Sears Hometown Store in the Salem Plaza, in Salem.  Wooster and Streetsboro Kmarts.  Sears operations in Mentor, Middleburg Heights and on Central Avenue in Toledo.  Toledo’s Westgate Village Sears shutting down.  Eastland Mall Sears locations in Columbus and one Sears & Auto Center in Elyria and one Sears in Franklin. Westland Mall Sears, Columbus news media reported that Sears Holdings was forcing the mall owner to payout an estimated $400-thousand USD per year in property taxes on an otherwise vacant mall.      Beavercreek (Dayton) Kmart shutting down by mid-July 2017.  Eastgate Mall Sears store sold to CBL & Associates Properties who has plans to shut it down in the next two to four years.  Akron Sears, Chillicothe Sears, Lancaster Sears, Richmond Heights Sears, Mount Vernon Kmart, Gallipolis Kmart, Kenton Kmart, New Boston Kmart, Clairsville Kmart, Zanesville Kmart, Reynoldsburg Kmart. The Fairborn and Springfield Kmart stores shutting down, 134 jobs gone right before Xmas!  Reports that a Knox County Kmart is shutting down its pharmacy operations.   Employees confirmed to local news media that the 21 years old Austintown Sears Appliance and Hardware will shutdown by Xmas.  Mentor Kmart shutting down by Xmas, local news reports say in the 1990s the store employed 2-hundred people!  124 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!! 18 years old Defiance Sears shutting down by August 2016. Marion Sears store (the Auto Center was shutdown in 2014), Ashtabula Kmart, Eaton Kmart, Fremont Kmart, Lima Kmart, Lorain Kmart, Springboro Kmart. Englewood Kmart, 57 jobs lost by the end of July 2016. Fort Stueben Mall Sears store and Auto Center, 53 jobs lost in June 2016. Sandusky Mall Sears store and Auto Center, 44 jobs lost in June 2016. 78 jobs lost as the Lancaster Kmart is shutdown in May 2016. 18 jobs lost as the Dixie Highway Sears Hardware shuts down this Friday. The 28 years old Sears and its Auto Center in New Philadelphia shutdown by mid-April 2016, 46 jobs lost. Without warning the Medina Sears Appliance & Hardware Store shutdown. Warren Kmart on Parkman Road NW shutdown in April 2016, 63 jobs lost. Zanesville Kmart shutdown mid-April 2016, 47 jobs lost. Steubenville Kmart shutdown by April 2016, 65 jobs lost. Boardman Kmart by April 2016, 81 jobs lost. Chagrin Falls Kmart, Springfield Kmart, two Toledo Kmarts, Medina Kmart, Columbus Kmart, Columbus Sears/Great Indoors, Zanesville Sears (67 jobs lost), Trotwood Kmart (71 jobs lost), Austintown Sears auto parts and service on Interstate Boulevard, London Kmart (no word on number of jobs lost), Trotwood Sears (67 jobs lost), Westlake Kmart/Sears (at least 57 jobs lost), Xenia Kmart (at least 57 jobs lost), Norwalk Kmart (52 jobs lost), Blue Ash Kmart (77 jobs lost), Northwood Sears at Woodville Mall (36 jobs lost), Conneaut Kmart (43 jobs lost), Anderson Township Kmart (71 jobs lost), Brooklyn Kmart (200 jobs lost), Columbus Lockbourne Industrial Parkway Sears distribution center (200 jobs lost), also in Columbus, Sears Product Rebuild-Call Center (112 jobs lost), Marion Sears Auto Center (at least nine jobs lost), Springfield Kmart #3767 (68 jobs lost), Fairborn Kmart (66 jobs lost), Solon Sears & Auto Center (at least 53 jobs lost), Tiffin Sears Hometown Store. Also, Van Wert Sears franchise bought out by Kirk Berryman, owner of Computer & Networking Technologies (CNT), who plans on moving the store to a new location. Fairlawn Sears Appliance & Hardware, Macedonia Sears Appliance & Hardware, Lorain Sears Appliance & Hardware, Elyria Sears Appliance & Hardware, North Olmsted Sears Appliance & Hardware, Sheffield Village Sears Appliance & Hardware, Akron Sears Appliance & Hardware.

Oklahoma:  Enid Kmart in April 2018.  Bartlesville and Shawnee Kmarts in October 2017,  local news media said store managers refused to say how many people will lose their jobs.  Midwest City Sears & Auto Center (according to local news reports the Heritage Park Mall, where Sears is located, is “already-dead” as it officially shutdown in 2010) and the last Kmart in Tulsa.   Muskogee Kmart, Lawton Sears.  In Tulsa the Sears store on 21st Street and Yale shutting down mid-April 2017, supposedly (according to news reports) the Auto Center will remain open.  GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Norman Sears store reduced in size and the Auto Center shutting down “in the near future”.  23 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Oklahoma City Sears (98 jobs lost, GGP owned, GGP wants a $2 million sales tax rebate, claiming it’s needed to offset capital investments needed to bring the space up to the standards for potential new tenants), Shawnee Sears (31 jobs lost), Sand Springs Kmart (52 jobs lost), Muskogee Sears store and Auto Center (60 jobs lost in November 2014), Enid Sears and Auto Center (at least 38 jobs lost), Tulsa BigKmart (51 jobs lost).

Oregon: Portland Sears and Springfield Sears in April 2018. Salem Kmart shutting down in time for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.   Roseburg Kmart shutting down in September 2017.  Local news reports revealed the Lloyd Center Sears store was sold and will shutdown sometime in the future, the space will be re-purposed into smaller storefronts.  23 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  A Blind Bat News reader warning that the Beaverton Kmart has replaced its permanent signage with temporary ones, and the store is looking empty. There’s been no public reports of the store shutting down. Roseburg Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Tualatin Kmart Center (new property owner from California is tearing everything down for new shopping center, so far no indication the Kmart will be part of the new shopping center), Milwaukie Kmart (61 jobs lost), Coos Bay Kmart (25 jobs lost), Bend Sears (48 jobs lost), Klamath Falls Kmart (64 jobs lost), Albany Kmart (64 jobs lost), Portland Sears Homes Services (no notice), Albany Sears (57 jobs lost), in October a BBN reader warned that Oregon City Kmart was being quietly shutdown, confirmed on 06 November 2014 by Sears Holdings (70 jobs lost). Ontario Kmart (55 jobs lost).

Pennsylvania: Local news reporting the Wyoming Valley Mall Sears, in Wilkes Barre, will shutdown by July. Sears Holdings stated it’s “too big for our needs.” It houses the Appliance Repair Center and Auto Center, among other Sears ops, at least 1-hundred jobs gone!  Taxpayer funded MaST charter school is offering to buy the still active Middletown Sears store for $9.6-million USD.  MaST’s plan is to kick out Sears to make room for up to 1-thousand-275 students, if their plan is approved by the local school district and taxpayers. Franklin Kmart (79 jobs gone in April 2018).  Philadelphia Kmart on Aramingo Avenue (52 jobs gone in April 2018). Kmarts in Bridgeville, Enola, Harrisburg, Hazleton,  Hermitage, Honesdale, Pittson and Sayre, in April 2018. Philadelphia Sears on Bustleton Avenue (103 jobs gone in April 2018). Hanover and Pittsburgh Sears in April 2018. Kmarts in Clarion, Coraopolis-Moon, Moosic and Shamokin Dam.   Sears ops in Indiana, Muncy-Pennsdale and State College. The Whitehall Kmart in the MacArthur Towne Center shutdown right after after Thanksgiving 2017, the property was sold to a retailer called At Home Stores.  Kmarts in Allentown and Willow Grove shutting down mid-November.  Erie Kmart in October 2017.  Sears operations in Cranberry between July and October 2017.  Butler, Belle Vernon, Indiana and Springettsbury Township Kmarts.   The East End Centre Sears Outlet store in Wilkes-Barreand the Sears Outlet in Phoenixville, were both shutdown without warning on 23 JUN 2017.  Dickson City-Scranton Kmart shutting down by the end of July 2017.   Bensalem and Feasterville-Trevose (Lower Southampton) Kmarts are shutting down.  In Moon Township, local news media discovered the Moon Kmart property is under new management; Union Real Estate.  A Union Real Estate agent admitted that they are conducting “exploratory work” to sell the property for redevelopment, but insists that until then the Kmart will remain open.  Bald Eagle Township (Mill Hall) Kmart is shutting down by mid-June, when the lease expires. Local news reports say in 2003 a public campaign stopped plans to shutdown the Kmart then, but that was before Kmart and Sears were merged by Eddie Lampert.  Meadville Kmart is shutting down by mid-July 2017.  Kmart in East Stroudsburg shutting down by Summer, local shoppers say it was the last Kmart in the area and now the only retailer left is Walmart.  Selinsgrove Sears, Uniontown Sears, Lower Allen Township-Camp Hill Sears, Dubois Kmart, Erie Kmart, Lancaster Kmart, Hampden Township-Mechanicsburg Kmart, Monroeville Kmart,  Mount Pleasant Kmart. Shenango Valley Mall Sears store shutting down by mid-April, less than 1-hundred jobs affected.  168 Sears and Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!! In July, Sears Holdings shutdown the Uniontown Kmart, killing at least 73 jobs. But the shutdown is also affecting a locally owned restaurant (Mark C’s Diner) still on the property, whose owners say their sales have crashed-n-burned since the shutdown. Now Sears Holdings say they are about to sell the Uniontown property in an effort to “realize shareholder value from the property”. Butler Sears, New Castle Sears, Beaver Falls Kmart, Philadelphia Kmart on Frankford Avenue. Two Pittsburgh Kmarts. Reading Kmart. Sears store in the Beaver Valley Mall, 62 jobs lost. Viewmont Mall Sears store and Auto Center, 86 jobs lost in July 2016. Reports that the Exton Kmart will shutdown, no word on job losses. Upper Darby Sears Full line, Pottstown Sears Full line, Pittsburgh Kmart, Wilkins Sears, Warminster Kmart (85 jobs lost), Shippensburg Kmart (46 jobs lost), Moon Kmart (143 jobs lost), Bethlehem Township Kmart (62 jobs lost), Philadelphia Gallery Mall Kmart (120 jobs lost), Philadelphia Kmart on Orthodox Street and Castor Avenue (169 jobs lost), Levittown/Middle Township Kmart (87 jobs lost), Waynesboro Kmart (43 jobs lost), Sanatoga-Lower Pottsgrove Kmart (65 jobs lost, the store was also advertising for new hires!), West Mifflin Sears store & Auto Center (88 jobs lost), Rochester Kmart (78 jobs lost), Frazer (Pittsburg Mills Mall) Sears and Auto Center (97 jobs lost), Bloomsburg Sears (57 jobs lost), Frackville Sears and Auto Center (84 jobs lost), North Cornwall Township Sears (51 jobs lost), King of Prussia Sears and Auto Center (no word on number of jobs lost), Lebanon Sears (51 jobs lost), Scotland Chambersburg Mall Sears and Auto Center (62 jobs lost), the upper level of the Willow Grove Mall Sears store to be leased by Primark, King of Prussia Sears store leased out to clothing retailer Primark, East Towne Mall Kmart (51 jobs lost), Frackville Kmart in the Skuylkill Mall (80 jobs lost), Mount Pocono Kmart (66 jobs lost), Fairless Hills Sears Hardware. Granite Run Mall shutdown, meaning the Sears and Sears Auto Center now apparently on a month to month (possibly day to day) lease are soon to follow. Brookhaven Kmart (89 jobs lost).

Puerto Rico: 31 Sears & Kmart properties made the Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Vega Baja Kmart (206 jobs lost).

Rhode Island: Cranston Kmart shutting down in time for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, it’s the last remaining Kmart in the state.  Middletown Sears Hometown by the end of July 2017. Warwick Sears by September 2017. Woonsocket Sears shutting down. Rhode Island Mall Sears Auto Center shutdown right before Thanksgiving.  Five Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.

South Carolina: Conway Kmart.  Florence Kmart in October 2017.   Sears & Auto Center in Columbia and the Seneca and Summerville Kmarts.  Northwoods Mall Sears in North Charleston shutting down by June 2017, Seritage Growth Properties has already submitted plans to chop up the store into smaller spaces starting in July.  The Auto Center will shutdown by the end of April, and the store will shutdown by mid-June 2017.  Local news media discovered the Auto Center is already scheduled for subdivision. The lease expired and Sears Holdings will not renew it, saying “…we are working to actively manage our real estate portfolio to identify additional opportunities for reconfiguration and reduction of capital obligations.”   Florence Sears, Anderson Kmart, Greenwood Kmart, North Charleston Kmart. The new owner of a Kmart on the boundaries of Anderson, Seritage KMT Finance, announced it will cut the Kmart store to half its size and is requesting the city of Anderson annex the land (probably in exchange for some taxpayer funded incentives for Seritage).  37 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list! The 44 years old Orangeburg Kmart shutting down in August 2016. Camden Kmart. 61 jobs lost as the North Augusta Kmart is shutdown by May 2016. Sumter Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Orangeburg Sears (57 jobs lost), Columbia Kmart on Fort Jackson Boulevard in 2012, Columbia Kmart on Bush River Road in 2009, Columbia Kmart on St Andrews Road (66 jobs lost), Irmo Kmart (no info on how many jobs lost), both Greenville Kmarts (140 jobs lost between the two), Mount Pleasant Kmart (43 jobs lost), Harbison Sears & Sears Auto Center in the Columbiana Centre mall (97 jobs lost), Aiken Sears & Sears Auto Center (at least 54 jobs lost), Inlet Square Mall Kmart (50 jobs lost), West Ashely Kmart (69 jobs lost), Myrtle Beach Kmart (59 jobs lost), Easley Kmart (62 jobs lost).

South Dakota: Rapid City Sears in April 2018. Aberdeen Kmart. Sioux Falls Kmart. 11 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  Huron Kmart, Yankton Kmart. The Pierre Kmart shutdown March 2016, 45 jobs lost. The Michell Kmart shutdown in April 2016, 52 jobs lost. Spearfish Kmart (51 jobs lost), Sturgis Kmart (57 jobs lost).  Marshall Kmart in 2014.

Tennessee: The Thompson Lane Sears Outlet/Home Services & Repair sold to C.B. Ragland for $13-million USD. Kmarts in Crossville, Greeneville and Goodlettsville, by April 2018. Kmarts in Cookeville (by mid-February 2018), Nashville and  Tullahoma. Taxpayers are being raped of $7.45-million USD as Nashville Metro is buying a vacant Kmart for the purpose of creating a massive police-state police precinct!  A Jackson Kmart in October 2017. Madison and Johnson City Kmarts. The city of Bristol officially condemned the vacant Kmart building (vacant since August 2016), opening up the use of taxpayer dollars to tear it down.  Hamilton Place Mall Sears store and the Northgate Mall Sears Auto Center were sold to CBL & Associates Properties who has plans to shut them down in the next two to four years.  Morristown Kmart, Kingsport Sears. Sears Hometown Store in Columbia’s Campbell Shopping Plaza suddenly shutdown by the franchise owner who told local news media that he essentially saw the writing on the wall.  After 30 years the Sears Hometown Store in Dyersburg shutdown. Local news reports say the shutdown was no surprise to the store’s manager.  58 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!   Local news reports say Sears Holdings has posted “Going out of business!” signs on the North Knoxville Kmart, however they could not get any confirmation of shutdown from corporate administrators. Bristol Kmart shutdown in August 2016. Athens Kmart, Sweetwater Kmart, Maryville Kmart. The Murfreesboro Kmart shutdown April, 43 jobs lost. A Memphis Sears and Auto Center (on Poplar Avenue) shutdown in April, 109 jobs lost! Clarksville Kmart shutdown in April, 68 jobs lost. Cleveland Kmart shutdown by mid-March 2016, 67 jobs lost. Antioch Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Cleveland Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Oak Ridge Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Hendersonville Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Morristown Sears (about 70 jobs lost), Clinton South Kmart, Franklin Cool Springs Galleria Sears (92 jobs lost), Memphis Hickory Ridge mall Sears (job loss data not revealed), 48 years old Nashville Kmart on Nolensville Pike to close by January 2014 (57 jobs lost), Franklin Kmart (33 jobs lost), Dickson Kmart (65 jobs lost), talks in progress to end lease for Bellevue (Nashville) Center Mall Sears, Nashville Bellevue Center Sears & Auto Center (at least 44 jobs lost).

Texas: Beaumont Sears, Humble Sears, Baytown Sears, San Antonio Sears at Rolling Oaks Mall, Pasadena Sears, all for sale online. Ohio based mall owner-operator Washington Prime bought the active Sears store and Auto Center in Longview, to eventually be redeveloped. Portland Kmart in April 2018.  Sears locations in Austin, Houston and Midland, in April 2018.  In Dallas, taxpayers get to pay for a massive 23 acre redevelopment of land which includes a now vacant Sears store, and to prove that the claim that brick-n-mortar stores are a-thing-of-the-past is bullshit, the massively expensive development project will have even more brick-n-mortar stores than what was on the old Sears-Valley View Mall site!   The last Kmart in El Paso, on Sunland Park Drive, shutting down in January 2018 (apparently this store is not officially part of the latest round of mass shutdowns), at one time there were six Kmart stores in El Paso.  The Kmart in Texarkana.  Sears operations in Lufkin and San Angelo’s Sunset Mall.  Local news media reported earlier in the year that the Sunset Mall Sears store was actually experiencing increased sales: “Sales in tools have grown 5% year-over-year. Mattress sales have grown 34% year-over-year. We’re one of the best stores in our market!”-Anthony Rollwitz, Sears hardline supervisor

The active Richardson Square Sears store was just sold to re-developer ATRCorinth, who plans on shutting it down when the short-term lease expires.   In Houston, the iconic Sears at 4201 Main Street shutting down by the end of January 2018.  The Sears Home Appliance Showrooom in Flower Mound suddenly shutdown,  the confused manager saying “I’m not sure what we did wrong!”  Sears operations in Paris, more than 40 jobs lost between July and October 2017. Two Kmarts in El Paso, as well as the 39 years old Sears & Auto Center in Texarkana and Sears Auto Center in Sherman.   Baybrook Mall Sears stores in Freindswood and on Southwest Freeway in Houston.  Dallas ‘Midtown’ Valley View Mall Sears store and Auto Center shutting down between the end of May and July 2017.  The property is being redeveloped.  Taxpayers in the city of Abilene might be forced to pay for the abandoned Kmart as “…funds would be used to acquire, renovate and equip buildings for a new police station, municipal court, water utilities billing, collection and meter-reading offices, and record storage. The cost is estimated at $9 million.”  In Austin, Seritage Growth Properties just listed two Sears locations as available for lease; the Sears store at Barton Creek Square Mall, which is apparently co-owned by the mall’s owner Indiana based Simon Property Group, and the Sears Auto Center on North Interstate 35 are now available for lease.  Odessa Sears, two Kmarts in El Paso.  Kileen Kmart, Lufkin Kmart. GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Frisco Sears store reduced in size and the Auto Center shutting down “in the near future”.   Sears offspring Seritage Growth Properties says the ‘Sears’ property in Harlingen is shutting down.  Local news reports confirmed the Lubbock Kmart is shutting down right before Xmas. 134 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!! Fort Stockton Sears Hometown Store was ‘re-branded’ the America’s Appliance Experts outlet. Sears Holdings revealed the Brownsville Kmart is shutting down by August. El Paso Kmart, Mission Kmart, Sweetwater Kmart. Two Sears parts and repair centers closing in The Woodlands (117 jobs lost), rebuild center in Garland (58 jobs lost), Farmers Branch Sears/Great Indoors, Houston Sears Great/Indoors, Dallas Sears home appliance parts distribution center (77 jobs lost), Simon Property Group owned McAllen Sears store & Auto Center (so far no word on how many jobs will be lost), recently revealed Palestine Sears Hometown (franchise owner quit to work as assistant manager at a local Dollar General). Wichita Falls Sikes Senter Mall Sears (56 jobs lost).

Utah: Ogden Sears in April 2018. A Salt Lake City Sears store and Auto Center on State Street.  The Cedar City Sears Hardware and Appliance Store suddenly shutdown, local news media indicated it was the fault of Sears Holdings, not the franchise owner.  A Salt Lake City Kmart in October 2017.  Saint George Sears & Auto Center and Spanish Fork Kmart.  Provo Towne Centre Sears store shutting down by the end of July, the Auto Center shutdown by the end of May 2017.  The owner of the mall, Brixton Capitol, admitted that Sears shutdowns were part of the REIT plan to change the way you shop (which I first warned about in 2012).  It has nothing to do with internet competition as Brixton Capitol stated “…150 planned Sears/K-Mart closures nationwide, Brixton Capital has already begun plans to redevelop the store as part of a larger vision to reposition Provo Towne Centre as a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination.”  Vernal Kmart, Layton Kmart. 16 Sears & Kmart properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  Draper Kmart, Price Kmart, West Jordan Kmart. West Valley City Kmart in 2016. 35 years old Richfield Kmart shutdown in April 2016, 63 jobs lost. North Logan Kmart shutdown April 2016, 58 jobs lost. Murray Sears (local news media in Utah never reported the closure, but they reported that the building was demolished), Orem Kmart (no details reported), Woods Cross Kmart (54 jobs lost), Provo Kmart demolished in anticipation of yet another AtHome furniture store.

Vermont:  Rutland Kmart in April 2018. The small Milton Sears shutdown.  Five Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.  The Bennington Sears Hometown Store shutdown. Rutland Sears store & Auto Center (65 jobs lost), South Burlington Kmart (66 jobs lost).

Virgin Islands: Three Kmarts  made the Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list.

Virginia: In Richmond the Kmart on Nine Mile Road shutdown in January 2018. Kmarts in Abingdon, Danville and Lynchburg.  Colonial Heights Sears. A Roanoke Kmart in October 2017.  Sears & Auto Center in Richmond and two Virginia Beach Kmarts.  The South Boston Sears Hometown Store.  50 years old Charlottesville Kmart shutting down, 62 jobs lost in July 2017.  Local news media reporting that the Herndon Kmart suddenly displayed “store closing” signs.  Mall developer Core Property Capital is demanding taxpayers pay-up to fund the redevelopment of the vacant Christiansburg Kmart property!  They want Montgomery County to declare a special property tax district to raise taxes to pay for the redevelopment of privately owned commercial property!   Bristol Sears, Roanoke Kmart, Fredericksburg Kmart, Norfolk Kmart, Salem Kmart. 63 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  Christiansburg Kmart and the Hampton Kmart shutting down by August 2016. Chester Kmart, 76 jobs gone by mid-July 2016. The Cedar Bluff (50 jobs lost), Covington (36 jobs lost) and Virginia Beach on General Booth Boulevard (no job numbers reported) Kmarts shutdown between March and April 2016! The Sears Hometown Store in Culpeper. Norfolk Sears (at least 40 jobs lost), Midlothian Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Richmond Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Lynchburg Sears (84 jobs lost), Fairfax Kmart (no word on how many jobs lost), Christiansburg Sears (59 jobs lost), Norfolk Kmart on East Little Creek Road (77 jobs lost), Manassas Kmart (71 jobs lost), Stafford Sears Hometown, Newport News-Denbigh Kmart (at least 50 jobs lost), Wise Kmart (58 jobs lost), Harrisonburg Kmart (79 jobs lost), Winchester Kmart (91 jobs lost), Dale City Kmart (69 jobs lost), Chesapeake Sears and Auto Center (82 jobs lost), Front Royal Kmart (88 jobs lost), Pembroke Mall Sears renting out part of their store to DSW & Nordstrom Rack, Sears Holdings say they’re still looking for a “third tenant” for their occupied space. The current nearby Sears Auto Center will be rented out to REI. Colonial Heights Kmart (113 jobs lost), Virginia Beach Hilltop Square Shopping Center Kmart (82 jobs lost).

Washington: The owner of Tacoma Mall, Simon Property Group, announced plans to tear down the still active Sears store and replace it with five new buildings, apparently the Sears Auto Center will continue operations. Sears Holdings suddenly selling off six active locations; the 48 years old Lacy Sears store, the 47 years old Tukwila Sears, Union Gap Sears, two Sears operations in the Spokane area, and the Spokane Kmart.  Chehalis Kmart in April 2018.  Sears locations in Chehalis, Federal Way and Shoreline, in April 2018.  The owner of the Sequim Sears Hometown Store wants to retire so he sold it off to rival Sears Hometown Store owners from another city, however, local news media report the Sequim store permanently shutdown on 30DEC2017.  Seattle news media reporting that two active Puget Sound area Sears stores have just been sold for $27-million USD.  Bellingham Sears Hometown & Outlet Store shutting down at the end of July, 2017, just months after a grand re-opening.   Tacoma Kmart, 67 jobs lost by September 2017.  Spanaway Kmart on Pacific Avenue South shutting down by mid-June 2017.  36 years old Lynnwood Sears shutdown by the end of March 2017, local news media reported access to the upper level of the store was already blocked.  Tacoma Kmart on 6th Avenue. GGP-Seritage Growth Partners owned Lynwood Sears store reduced in size and the Auto Center shutting down “in the near future”.   Sears offspring Seritage Growth Properties says a ‘Sears’ property in Yakima is shutting down. 46 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list! After officially denying that their Marysville Kmart was shutting down, calling it a “a bad rumor” and swearing to local news media that “the store will remain open”, guess what? Local news media reporting that the Marysville Kmart is now plastered with “store closing” signs, 47 jobs lost by by mid-July. Arrogantly Sears Holdings said the employees can apply at other Sears/Kmart stores, however, local news reports say it’s the last Kmart in all of Snohomish County. Eatonville Sears Hometown store. Walla Walla Sears Full line (in August 2012, it was reported that an independent owner of Sears Hometown stores will open a store in Walla Walla), Lacey Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost), Kelso Sears (47 jobs lost), Lakewood Kmart (59 jobs lost), Bellingham Sears (92 jobs lost), Seattle Kmart (85 jobs lost), East Wenatchee Sears (59 jobs lost), Puyallup Kmart (51 jobs lost), Oak Harbor Kmart (68 jobs lost), Sodo Sears and Sears Auto Center (79 jobs lost), Everett Kmart (65 jobs lost), Marysville Kmart (at least 40 jobs lost).

West Virginia: Kmarts in Clarksburg, Huntington and Saint Albans, by April 2018. Kmarts in Beckley, Martinsburg and Vienna.  Lewisburg Kmart. The Hocking Mall Sears Hometown Store suddenly shutdown, with only a weeks notice to employees. The Charleston Town Center Mall Sears store and Auto Center shutting down mid-April 2017.  The Bridgeport Meadowbrook Mall Sears store shutting down “within the next 90 days”, supposedly the Auto center will remain open. The Elkins Kmart shutting down during the 1st quarter of 2017.  In Parkersburg, the Kmart on Division Street shutting down by mid-April 2017.  The Weirton BigKmart shutting down mid-April 2017.  34 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!  The Bluefield Kmart shutting down by August 2016. Oak Hill Kmart (59 jobs lost), Morgantown Kmart (100 jobs lost), Bluefield Sears store & Auto Center (64 jobs lost).

Wisconsin: After being put up for a ‘redevelopment’ sale last year the still active Caledonia Kmart just sold for $2-million USD, however some village administrators claim the new owner “is interested in keeping Kmart at that location” Green Bay Sears (43 jobs gone in April 2018), Brookfield Sears (59 jobs gone in April 2018).  It’s now official, city taxpayers of Brookfield forced to shell out at least $6-million USD in grant money (meaning it won’t be paid back) to repurpose the now vacant Sears store at Brookfield Square.   Stevens Point Kmart, 45 jobs gone in January 2018, the city is considering plans to turn the property into student housing.  The Caledonia (Racine) Kmart made the ‘for sale’ list.  Local news media discovered the property is being offered at two-thirds less than the assessed value!  Sears operations in Kenosha between July and October 2017.    West Allis, La Crosse and Medford Kmarts shutdown, 239 jobs lost in September 2017!  The Greendale Sears in the Southridge Mall.  50+ years old Brookfield Sears Auto Center shutdown,  local news media revealed that Brookfield city administrators spent taxpayer money on a five years study to justify creating a taxpayer owned conference center near the Sears Auto Center location. In La Crosse, without warning the Sears Auto Center and the Kmart pharmacy were shutdown.   In Appleton, questions from frustrated residents to local news media about the Fox River Mall Sears Auto Center revealed that it was quietly and suddenly shutdown overnight.  Local news media confirmed it was open on 08 MAY 2017, but that according to the Sears it is now closed (except for warranty work)!   The Economic Development Commission of Fort Atkinson has revealed plans to spend taxpayer money on the now vacant Kmart property.  Local news media reported the city Fort Atkinson asked Sears Holdings how much they wanted to sell it for!  It’s been revealed that nearly 40 cities are pushing for a new state law that will prevent taxpayers from being forced to pay the property taxes on vacated stores like Target and Sears.  It’s a complicated mess, but because of current laws and recent court decisions local Wisconsin taxpayers are being forced to foot the property tax bill on vacated retail spaces!  This has led to municipalities using taxpayer funding to sue retailers (most recently Target and Sears) for creating what’s called Dark Stores.   Brookfield Square Sears store sold to CBL & Associates Properties who has plans to shut it down in the next two to four years.  Platteville Kmart, Racine Kmart. Oshkosh Sears Hometown Store on Witzel Avenue shutting down.  The city of Wausau just put the local taxpayers into debt by at least $650-thousand USD, buying the former Sears location at the Wausau Center. The Wausau Sears shutdown on June 2016. Sears Holdings administrators would only say “we are accelerating the closings of unprofitable stores.”  The Land’s End outlet in the Madison West Towne Mall Sears store suddenly shutdown.  It was also revealed that Sears connected Land’s End has shutdown at least five stores since 2015, due to crashing sales.  36 Kmart & Sears properties made the new Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list! Seritage Growth Properties is ‘downsizing’ the Sears store in the West Towne Mall, according to plans filed with the city of Madison. Those plans show a new restaurant taking up more than half of the space of the Sears store. Administrators refused to answer questions from the local news media.  Hartford Kmart. Superior Kmart shutdown in April 2016, 42 jobs lost. West Baraboo Sears (at least 40 jobs lost, local village officials say the store generated 3% of local tax collections), Rice Lake Kmart (about 71 jobs lost), Brookfield Kmart (56 jobs lost), Racine’s Regency Mall Sears (52 jobs lost), Fort Atkinson Kmart (51 jobs lost), Greenfield Kmart (107 jobs lost), Portage Kmart (78 jobs lost) and Hales Corner (129 jobs lost), Chippewa Falls Kmart (79 jobs lost), Menomonie Kmart (at least 50 jobs lost), Ashwaubenon Kmart recently revealed now owned by Green Bay Packers, will be torn down (80 jobs lost), Shawano Kmart (55 jobs lost), Fond du Lac Sears (42 jobs lost), Glendale Sears store & Auto Center (86 jobs lost), Janesville Kmart (70 jobs lost), Glendale Sears Rebuild center (67 jobs lost), Sheboygan Sears & Auto Center (at least 31 jobs lost), Eau Claire Kmart (93 jobs lost), Plymouth Kmart (59 jobs lost before Xmas), Sheboygan Sears Rebuild Center (30 jobs lost), Wauwatosa Kmart (103 jobs lost).

Wyoming: Cheyenne Sears in January 2018. Rock Springs Kmart in October 2017.  Sheridan Kmart.  Cheyenne Kmart shutting down.  Sears offspring Seritage Growth Properties confirmed a ‘Sears’ property in Riverton is shutting down. Sheridan Kmart, Rock Springs Kmart, Riverton Kmart, Cody Kmart & Auto Center, Laramie Kmart, Jackson Kmart, Gillette Kmart, and in Casper and Cheyenne the Sears Stores & Auto Centers and Kmarts (essentially all remaining stores) made the Sears Holdings Real Estate for sale or lease list!

NATO Turkey joins Russia? Where’s western outrage over Turkey going nuclear?

05APR2018 (00:30 UTC-07 Tango 06)  16 Farvardin 1397/19 Rajab 1439/20 Bing-Chen 4716

Not only has Turkey given up on its attempt to join the European Union (EU) but it’s looking more and more like Turkey is about to get the hell outta NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).

On 04APR2018 Iran, Russia and Turkey held a tripartite summit to discuss what will happen to Syria, now that DAIISH is defeated.  U.S. president Donald Trump didn’t attend the conference and simply stated that the United States would be leaving Syria “very soon” (which seemed to be news to the Department of State and Department of Defense).

U.S. news media made sure the taxpayers of United States knew about the Syria Conference that didn’t involve the U.S., but failed to mention things like Turkey buying Russian made weapon systems and even getting help from Russia to go nuclear.

Turkey’s own news media reported that not only is Turkey buying the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, but that Russia will attempt to deliver it sooner than originally agreed to. This happened the day before the tripartite summit concerning Syria, and it should be noted that NATO administrators complained that Turkey never told them about the deal with Russia saying “We have relayed our concerns to Turkish officials regarding the potential purchase of the S-400.” 

Ground breaking for the Akkuyu power plant, 03APR2018

They also made a deal concerning the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant project, with Russian president Vladimir Putin saying its was a new level of cooperation between Turkey and Russia.

You could partly blame the new partnership on the increasing ‘western’ sanctions against Russia, because that new level of cooperation is being motivated by money: “Russia has become the third export market for Turkey after Germany and China. Turkey has become our seventh basic commercial partner.”-Russian president Vladimir Putin

“Our trade volume has surpassed $22 billion dollars with a 32% increase, according to our calculations compared to the previous year. Our goal is to reach $100 billion.”-Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Also in the works are two natural gas pipelines from Russia to Turkey, called TurkStream.  One of the lines is meant to circumvent NATO controlled Ukraine to provide Europe with much needed gas.

Reuters:Turkey, Russia to set up hospital for Syrians fleeing eastern Ghouta 

Daily Sabah: Russia, Turkey, Iran bring Syrian peace closer, US elbowed out











“a reflection of the changing demographics”: Dumbing Down U.S.A., March 2018

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”-George Orwell (aka Eric Arthur Blair)

 Disappearing Students Syndrome (DSS): A phrase created by me to describe a phenomenon taking place across the United States, affecting both privately and publicly funded schools, from Kindergarten all the way through University levels.

Incomplete (Tip-o-the-Iceberg) list of publicly announced education related layoffs, shutdowns and education crimes, March 2018:

Alabama: Montgomery Public School warning employees that as many as 2-hundred jobs will be eliminated, unless they can sell-off Georgia Washington Middle School in order to settle a lawsuit brought by the Alabama Education Association (which claims Montgomery Public School doesn’t know how to handle taxpayer funding)!  A Huffman High School junior charged with manslaughter and illegal possession of a pistol. 

Alaska: Juneau School District slashed its 2018-19 budget by $3.5-million USD, but is hoping for a miracle increase in state and local taxpayer funding.  Mass shooting generation; “I live in Alaska, and we prepare more for a school shooting than we do for an earthquake. In Alaska, where the oft-quoted statistic is that there’s a rumble in the ground every three minutes, we’re more worried about getting shot at in our place of learning. We practice barricading the doors. We practice running for our lives. We practice how to fight back. We’re training for combat, training for what to do when bullets come flying.”-Ariana O’Harra

Arizona: Thornydale Elementary School in danger of being shutdown in June 2019 due to eight years of crashing enrollments.

Arkansas: Vilonia School District suing a 15 years old special education student for posting a social media pic of him holding a gun, and allegedly claiming that he wanted to kill just so he could spend his life in prison, he’s been suspended. Greenbrier Public Schools used corporal punishment on three students who took part in the anti-2nd Amendment demonstrations.

California: Despite The Golden State’s anti-2nd Amendment laws California schools got more than $1-million USD in funding from the National Rifle Association (NRA), from 2010 to 2016!   San Marcos School District eliminating 74 jobs and begging teachers to retire early, blaming declining taxpayer funding which is forcing the district to reduce its budget by $21-million USD.  Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District warned 30 teachers of layoffs ‘as a precaution’ (if not enough teachers retire or quit). In Laguna Hills, Allied Business Schools eliminating 71 jobs by mid-May. Coachella Valley Unified School District eliminating 169 jobs due to being $10.4-million USD in the hole now, and a forecasted $24-million in the hole by 2019-20: “Even with slightly improved state revenue projections due to the acceleration of funding under the Local Control Funding Formula, significant increases in expenses coupled with declining enrollment have contributed to a budget deficit that must be addressed now to maintain fiscal solvency.”-Erik Lee

Colorado: School District 27J has applied to have its school week reduced to four days, partly because they can’t give teachers raises and mainly because teachers are tired of using their own time to prepare classes.  Colorado schools districts making an error that many other districts across the U.S. are making; overestimating student enrollments.  However, the state Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights has resulted in a surplus of taxpayer funding and lawmakers are fighting over it.

Connecticut: God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Saint Francis-Saint Hedwig Catholic School in Naugatuck, apparently the religious school turned away from god and towards government funding: “The decision followed a month-long dialogue with local government leaders….which failed to yield workable solutions to the schools’s financial struggles….”-Archdiocese of Hartford

Florida: Durham School Services eliminating 283 jobs statewide by the end of June!  A teacher at the 90% ‘white’ Crystal River Middle School resigned after she hosted what’s being called a ‘white nationalist podcast’, allegedly saying her years as a social studies teacher proved to her that some homo sapiens have lower IQs than others. The jailed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter is getting fan mail.  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School now requires students to wear transparent backpacks. Taxpayers are being forced to shell-out $100-thousand USD for security upgrades for Midway Independent School District.

Georgia: After only seven years Savannah Law School suddenly sold-off and shutting down over the next five years, ironically students filed a lawsuit against the school claiming the sell-off and shutdown is purely for the profit of Savannah’s parent school John Marshall Law School.

Hawaii: Students walked out of class, not to protest the 2nd Amendment, but to protest their schools flying the state flag beneath the U.S. flag.    After critics challenged taxpayer funded public schools to buy locally grown fresh food, students at Mililani High School got to eat some traditional Hawaiian imu: “We cooked it all night. We pulled it at about 4:30 in the morning and that was pork shoulder and a little Hawaiian salt.”-Greg Christian, Beyond Green Sustainable Food Partners

Idaho:  A PE teacher for School District 1 was caught by a sting operation; cops pretended to be a mom and daughter offering child sex, the PE teacher went for it and got arrested.  In the Mormon dominated ‘home’ of Napoleon Dynamite a Preston Junior High biology teacher is accused by some parents of feeding a live puppy to a snapping turtle.  Inadequate local news reports implied that students failed to feed the turtle, as part of a way of earning extra grade credits, yet apparently those very students are leading a movement in support of the biology teacher.  A former student even posted this ‘supportive’ statement; “Time to show our support for the man that taught us science in a new way…”  However, the teacher got into trouble with the state Fish and Game because snapping turtles are invasive specie in Idaho, meaning they’re illegal to have in Idaho.  Fish and Game took the snapper away and killed it.   An Idaho Falls math teacher described the nationwide student anti-2nd Amendment ‘walkouts’ as “…not really a student-led event. There are political groups who have a cause and they have been targeting students through social media and telling them they need to walk out at a certain time of day during the school day.”  She also stated students were too dumb to handle such a politically charged event as an anti-2nd Amendment walkout: “I do not know any if any of my students’ brains are going to be able to learn anything in math for that hour. They won’t be able to focus for the rest of the day because that’s all they’ll be thinking about.”-Julie Duffield, School District 91

 Illinois: In Mattoon, after 38 years Book Nook shutting down by the end of April, local news media reported that at one time the owner had six Book Nook stores.  North Shore School District 112 warning 65 employees of layoffs by mid-April, due to declining taxpayer funding as a result of three years of crashing student enrollments.  After 121 years (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Yerkes Observatory shutting down in October, the property being sold-off by the destitute University of Chicago.  In Gary, 79 years old Wirt-Emerson School of Visual and Performing Arts shutting down due to declining enrollments and unpredictable taxpayer funding.  Illinois Central School Bus issued a “permanent” shutdown WARN for its Pontiac ops, 51 jobs gone by the end of June.  Community School District 300 eliminating 15 jobs despite claiming an increase in enrollment.


Indiana: High school students in Madison are killing themselves, and it’s being kept a secret.  A teacher at New Middletown Elementary School hit with 36 counts of child molestation over a three years period.

Iowa: A new law requires teachers to take action if they think a student is going to kill themselves.  Iowa City based standardized testing company ACT eliminating 1-hundred jobs due to “organizational realignment”!

Kansas: A taxpayer funded study says improving state grade schools will cost taxpayers an additional $2-billion USD per year!

Kentucky:  Hundreds of teachers staged a ‘sick-out’, forcing eight school districts to shutdown schools, over surprise retirement ‘reforms’ which creates a hybrid plan that allows the state government to keep 15% of retirement investment fund gains/profits!

Louisiana: Cursive writing returning to schools, and lawmakers approved the idea of bulletproof backpacks, however, there’s still not enough taxpayer funding for public education.

Maine: A now former Bangor High School basketball coach pled guilty to driving while intoxicated.

Maryland: A Great Mills High School student shot his girlfriend and another student before killing himself.  His girlfriend later died. Initially a school cop was praised for stopping the shooter, but an autopsy says the shooter shot himself in the head before the cop took his shot.  Maryland already has a law banning anybody under 21 years of age from possessing a gun.

Massachusetts: Chicopee Public Schools warning that 1-hundred jobs could be axed, and ‘low enrollment classes’ will be eliminated, due to being short $3.2-million USD!   God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 115 years old (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Saint Mary’s High School in Westfield, due to “demographics and a long term decision”.

Michigan: Former dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University arrested and charged with sex crimes.  Cambridge Isanti School District warned of 60 layoffs, date to be determined.  North Branch School District warned of 47 layoffs, date to be determined.  Minneapolis Public Schools eliminating 2-hundred jobs by the end of June!

Minnesota: The number of high school students taking part in shooting/gun clubs is increasing despite the anti-2nd Amendment movement. The California cliff crash that involves LGBT parents and six adopted children (now all presumed dead) started in Minnesota where the children attended school. School/court records show at least one of the six children was beaten by the parents.

Mississippi: In Natchez, after 18 years Turning Pages Books shutting down by the end of May, the owner saying 2007 was the last year the store made a profit.

Missouri: God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 76 years old Saint Clare Catholic School, current student enrollment is down to just 38 students.  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Our Lady of Mercy Regional School in Cutchogue, students will have to attend Saint Isidore School in Riverhead which will have its name changed to Saint John Paul II Regional School.

Montana: Reports of gunshots at Big Sky High School were the result of a school cop shooting at a student.   Police claim the student jumped into his car and tried to run the school cop down.  A judge ordered the release of court records concerning a rape case at University of Montana.

Nebraska: God’s own Grand Island Catholic High School teaches students how to use guns, because it builds character. 

Nevada: A paranoid parent is paying for a major security system for Washoe County School District.  Also, the paranoid state gov’na signed an executive order creating a school police task force.

New Hampshire: The Manchester School District reported they arrested a student for making threats against a school using social media, local news media reported it was the third such arrest, statewide, in the past month.   High school student from Hanover says “There was a walkout at my school last week. It was meant to honor the students who died in the school shooting in Florida, but it was also about protesting firearms. I didn’t join in. I feel horrible about the kids who were killed or hurt, but firearms aren’t the problem — people are.”-Dakota Hanchett

New Jersey: Taxpayer funded, yet apparently under the influence of the AME Church, Essex County College laid off 34 people, due to a 25% drop in enrollments over the past five years.

New Mexico: Liberal leftist Everybody Votes trying to get 15-thousand high school seniors to vote their way.  A judge ordered a mental evaluation for a 12 years Marshall Junior High student who took a pellet gun to school and allegedly made threats.

New York:  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Bishop McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead due to only 55 students enrolling for the freshman year.  Saint Isidore School, also in Riverhead, shutting down by mid-June, 20 jobs lost. In Cutchogue, Our Lady of Mercy Regional School shutting down, 22 jobs gone by mid-June.

North Carolina:  The Washington Times reports that four out of 115 school districts have armed school cops at every school.

North Dakota:  Bomb threats being made against schools are now thought to be coming from robo-calling computers in a foreign land. The superintendent of Richland 44 School District under suspicion of homosexual misconduct, he’s currently on paid leave.

Ohio: Taxpayer funded Carpe Diem Preparatory Academy in College Hill shutting down, due to the state Board of Education declaring that Cincinnati Public Schools cannot sponsor a charter school.  In Poland, Dobbins Elementary shutting down in an effort to ‘right size’ the school district according to declining enrollments and taxpayer funding.

Oklahoma: Teachers from 172 school districts threatening to go on strike in April due to low pay.  It’s not just teachers who need more money, Hunger Free Oklahoma reports that only 58% of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals ate breakfast at school.  State Bureau of Investigation investigating claims that a Washington Public Schools student was bullied and sexually harassed for 18 months, with school officials calling it ‘accidental touching’.  The state’s efforts to save medical schools might be getting it into trouble with federal Medicaid, records show that $140-million USD has been spent trying to prop up failing medical schools/doctors who treat Medicaid patients.

Oregon: A teacher at Ockley Green Junior High placed on leave after taking part in a protest of increasing cases of police killing civilians.

Pennsylvania: Scranton School Board eliminating 74 jobs and jacking up local taxes by 3%, and is considering getting a loan to fill a $4-million USD budget hole!  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ Our Lady Help of Christians School in east Allentown due to the fact that there are now only 71 students enrolled.

Puerto Rico: Gov’na Ricardo Rosselló wants to shutdown more than 3-hundred public schools, mainly because of crashing enrollments; as of January more than 22-thousand public school students left the island territory since the hurricanes!

Rhode Island: God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 54 years old Saint Piux X Regional Academy, administrators said crashing enrollments are “a reflection of the changing demographics”.

South Carolina:  The sister of the man who shot-up a church in 2015 was arrested for bringing pepper spray, a knife and ganja to A.C. Flora High School. The school principal also went on a propaganda spree against the girl by claiming the girl posted a “hateful message” on social media concerning the nationwide anti-2nd Amendment demonstrations.  A Teacher of the Year at Myrtle Beach High School now facing charges of assaulting a student for passing notes.

South Dakota: Warner Elementary School happy about being able to buy 17 ukuleles, not with taxpayer funding but with a donation from an unnamed Texan. South Dakota grade school teachers getting a 1.7% pay raise, pushing the average salary to more than $49-thousand per year. However, students attending college/university will have to pay 3% more in tuition and fees.

Tennessee: Metro Nashville Public Schools laying off an undisclosed number of people, reassigning other employees, and canceling programs due to being in the hole by $7.5-million USD! Amazingly school board members swear they don’t know where the $7.5-million went and asked for a special audit to find out.  In Maryville, Peak Technical Institute suddenly sold-off its commercial truck driving and unexploded ordnance (UXO) disposal training programs and is shutting down, in connection to the sell-off of trucking company Vanquish Logistics.

Texas: Houston Independent School District eliminating 7-hundred jobs due to being a massive $115-million USD in the hole!  God powerless to stop the shutdown of ‘his’ 106 years old (surviving The Great Depression and numerous recessions) Central Catholic Elementary School in Corpus Christi, current enrollment is only 60 students.

Utah: A student at Pine View High School arrested for bringing a homemade bomb to school, and is suspected of vandalizing another school with Islamic State (DAIISH) graffiti.  Lawmakers want to spend a record $36-million tax dollars to deal with an expected increase in enrollment of more than 7-thousand new students.  Lawmakers also requiring sex ed to teach the evils of porno and teach student show to say ‘no’ to sex (known as ‘refusal skills’).

Vermont: Less than half of grade schools have phone systems that can interact with the 9-1-1 system, despite taxpayer funding to update the system. The potentially deadly discrepancy was discovered during a training event in 2013. The state Secretary of Education suddenly resigned just before she was to make the final decision regarding the Act 46 school district consolidation program.

Virginia: Tidewater Community College begging employees over 60 to retire early, and is laying off an undisclosed number of people due to being $6-million USD in the hole following a 35% crash in enrollments!

Washington: Amazon owned online education software maker TenMarks “…will no longer be available after the 2018-2019 school year.”  Kent School District eliminating 136 jobs (on top of the 45 job cuts announced last month) due to being in the hole $7-million USD!  District administrators admitted the massive deficit is their fault after they wrongly thought student enrollments were going up, which resulted in the hiring of more staff, and even the increase of some salaries, that now can’t be justified!

Washington DC: San Diego Free Press:The Awful Plight of Washington DC Schools Reveals the Failure of reforms

Washington Post: DC Public Schools taking over all-girls charter school in Southeast

West Virginia: Lawmakers gave public grade school teachers a 5% raise, after a statewide strike shutdown schools. Students will now have to attend classes during Spring Break and Summer, to make up for the shutdown.
Wisconsin: An 11 years old girl died in the Meyer Junior High (officially called by the British empire term ‘Middle School’) in River Falls, the only info given to news media was that the girl was “unresponsive”.   Then at River Falls High School a student was arrested for posting on social media “a questionable comment” which included pics of a gun. Even though police ‘judged’ the social media post as not credible, they still arrested the student for disorderly behavior.  CBS58: Oconomowoc High School…  …More than 150 people went to the hospital feeling ill with five of those people testing positive for high levels of carbon monoxide.”
Wyoming: Uinta County School District #1 approved the use of guns by teachers.  Last year state lawmakers delegated the authority of allowing teachers to have guns in schools to local school districts.

Dumbing Down U.S.A., February 2018: “PORCH MONKEY”