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The president of Activision's Blizzard Entertainment is stepping down weeks after the maker of video games like “World of Warcraft” and “Call of Duty,” was hit with a discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit in California as well as backlash from employees over their work environment. Read more

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WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would last until Oct. 3, as the Biden administration sought to quell intensifying criticism from progressives that it was allowing vulnerable renters to lose their homes during a pandemic. Read more

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DETROIT — Unionized auto workers in the U.S. will go back to wearing masks in all factories, offices and warehouses starting Wednesday because of the spreading delta coronavirus variant. Read more

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GRAFTON — A proposal has come forward to add 350 housing units to the village of Grafton, including a variety of single- family, duplex and fourplex units. Read more

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TOWN OF DELAFIELD — Wisconsin State Fair is just around the corner, and anyone who wants to grab a delectable delight while supporting local farmers can stop by the dairy barn during the fair to enjoy a $4 chocolate milkshake made with milk from Cozy Nook Farm. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Spectrum announced Thursday a donation of $7,500 to Family Promise of Waukesha County through the company’s national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants, part of a $1 million programming commitment through year-end 2021. Read more

WASHINGTON — After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. Read more

BOSTON — Tenants saddled with months of back rent are facing the end of the federal eviction moratorium Saturday, a move that could lead to millions being forced from their homes just as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading. Read more

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WAUKESHA — A new golf simulator business by the name “Tap In” is looking to open its business in Sussex — providing lovers of the sport the option to continue their hobby through the cold months. Read more

TOWN OF POLK — StorSafe of Slinger is expanding the business to more than double its previous size. Read more

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WEST BEND — Kwik Trip opened its third location in West Bend at 1580 E. Washington St. on Wednesday and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more

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CITY OF PEWAUKEE — As residents in Waukesha County busied themselves Thursday picking up after early morning storms that swept through the area, dozens of construction workers were out on Bluemound Road (Highway JJ) west of Interstate 94, working on large office, industrial and residential p… Read more

WAUKESHA — In the midst of one of the hottest housing markets the region has ever seen, one piece of buildable, residential land in the city has been surprisingly free of activity. took place, the company began working with local businesswoman Judy Fuller of Pinnacle Realty to clear the 3.6-… Read more

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Marijuana has long been an illicit yet integral part of the annual Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. This year, it’s legal for the first time in the event’s 30-year history, and potentially big business. Read more

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Stocks shook off a wobbly start and ended higher Tuesday as traders weighed another big set of company earnings reports. Investors were also closely monitoring the latest developments with COVID-19 and its potential impact on a still-recovering economy amid the spread of the more contagious … Read more

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WEST BEND — Through Aug. 6, McDonald’s restaurants throughout Washington County and the U.S. Marines of Washington County will work together to raise money for the Pearson family who experienced the loss of both parents within the span of 18 months. Read more

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GRAFTON — The Clark station in Grafton, abandoned since 2016, has finally been cleared by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which closed the case on the property for contamination earlier this month. Read more

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TOWN OF GENESEE — Generac Holdings Inc. continued along its path of growth during the second quarter, reporting second-quarter profit of $127 million and that its net sale increased 68% to a record $920 million compared to the second quarter of 2020 on Wednesday. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Through the last year and a half, pizza has emerged as one of the most popular options for consumers looking for a meal with reliable results, even in uncertain times. Read more

LOS ANGELES — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and inventor known to generations of viewers for hawking products including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, has died, his family said. Read more

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From left: Kelly Lambrecht, Sharon Niesing, Jay Schreurs, Linda Chay, and Dave Mulder, mortgage lenders at Port Washington State Bank, were recently given the Five Star Mortgage Professional Award presented by Five Star Professional.The recognition is earned by less than 7% of lenders in a g… Read more

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MILWAUKEE — Dominic Ortiz has been named CEO and general manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. After conducting a nation-wide search, Ortiz began his role at the Milwaukee property on Monday. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Moreland OB-GYN & Associates, a women’s health care organization serving Waukesha County and the surrounding communities, announced it has welcomed three new physicians to its southeastern Wisconsin clinics serving the Brookfield, Hartland, Mukwonago, Oconomowoc, Sussex, and Watertown communities.  Read more

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PEWAUKEE — Waukesha County Technical College announced Wednesday the promotion of Jonathan Koch, associate dean of Marketing and Management, to the position of dean, School of Business — a role he moved into earlier this month. Read more

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WEST BEND — With Cedar Community’s recent promotion of Nicole Pretre to chief executive officer, the development and marketing and sales team has also shared that Sarah Malchow will become vice president of development. Read more

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WEST BEND — It is the end of an era with the retirement announcement of Bob Schladweiler as president of Catholic Financial Life Chapter W143 of West Bend. For over 35 years, Schladweiler served with the help of his wife, Geri, and their kids, facilitating countless events throughout the community. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Doctor Kelly Rychter, who is a doctor of osteopathic medicine, has joined the staff at the UW Health Heart and Vascular Center at the ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Read more

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