Probably exactly what was going down at The Foundation Nightclub.
Probably exactly what was going down at Foundation Nightclub. sturti / Getty Images

Seattle nightclub was internally dealing date-rape drugs: Foundation Nightclub, a spot in Belltown, had a bad reputation for drugs and sexual assault. Police started an investigation in March. During their investigation, a drug dealer unknowingly instructed undercover cops on how to drug women’s drinks and bragged about a close relationship to the club’s owner, reported KIRO 7. According to the Seattle police report, police “seized 829 grams of cocaine, over 1,000 grams of MDMA, 400 ecstasy pills, 800 Xanax pills, 190 grams of ketamine, 13 grams of DMT, 176 grams of GHB, 1200 Molly capsules, and additional prescription drugs, as well as two handguns and more than $60,000 in cash.” Foundation Nightclub is currently closed.

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Three Seahawks players not present for the national anthem: The NFL announced a new national anthem policy over the summer; players cannot kneel during the national anthem, they have to stand and “respect the flag.” However, if they don’t want to, they can stay in the locker room or the tunnel. Three Seahawks players hung back in the tunnel during the anthem. They were Quinton Jefferson, Branden Jackson, and Duane Brown.

Suburban Seattleites really don’t want a bike lane: There’s been huge backlash ever since it was announced that 35th Avenue in North Seattle was going to be repaved and a bike lane was going to be added. Residents and business owners alike are pissed about it because it will take away their street parking. So pissed that someone planted fireworks in the construction equipment being used for the project. Workers found a firework stuck in their backhoe with the fuse sticking out. Four fireworks were found and one had been lit, reports the Seattle Times. Insane!

Get up to date on election results: Things are so close between the Dems in the 8th District! Sarah Smith is still kicking! More!

Revive I-5 rears its ugly head: Strap in and buckle down, the resurfacing project continues this weekend with closures between the Swift Avenue and Albro Place off-ramp and Highway 520. Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes starting Friday at 8 p.m. It will reopen entirely at 5 a.m. on Monday. Notice how I didn’t tack on a “the” before I-5 this time? You’re welcome. I know how hard that mistake was for you guys last time. Oh, also this is the second to last weekend of this project.

Save the orcas by blasting them with a salmon cannon: Whooshh Innovations — yes, that’s their real name — specializes in moving fish upstream. They want to save the orcas with their tech which can move salmon up and over dams lickity split. It’s faster than traditional fish ladders, the low steps put in place so fish can gradually jump around and over barriers, reports KING 5. The fish cannon moves fish (gently) over a dam in one minute. I know, I know, you’re wondering just how many fish we’re talking here. Whooshh says they can transport 20 to 60 fish in a minute. That simultaneously seems like a big difference in fish and like it wouldn’t be such a gentle process. Especially because Whooshh’s CEO bragged the tech could get a fish over any dam in the United States. Let’s get the Mythbusters team on this stat.

We already knew this but: The University of Washington was named among the most beautiful campuses in the United States. It was named the third most beautiful campus. Before you go off and tell your parents that your student debt is now extra worth it, this report was done by the Matador Network. What is that? Yeah, I have no idea, either. It’s apparently a travel network. Do with that what you will.

Here we gooooo: I made the mistake of wearing pants yesterday. If I wear pants today, will it still be a mistake? Discuss in the comments.


This is kind of cool: Mostly because I’m competitive and love a challenge. Don’t worry about listening to the audio for this, but try to see if you can read it. Basically, the BBC is testing out a new way of reading the news via smartphone or smartwatch.


King Felix, dethroned: We all know I don’t know anything about baseball. But I know who Felix Hernandez is. And, I can read. What I read about Felix Hernandez this morning is that he’s now in the bullpen. Using context clues and basic instinct, I’ve determined that Hernandez is out of pitching rotation because he’s been performing poorly. My sources—aka the four Mariners games I’ve been to in my life—tell me that Hernandez used to be a big deal. So this is probably a blow to his ego and his fans.

Kanye reflects for a second:


Obviously, it’s short-lived:


More Trump hypocrisy: Yesterday, Melania Trump’s Slovenian parents became naturalized US citizens by way of “chain migration.” That’s where adult American citizens can get residency for their relatives, according to the New York Times. Naturally, even while his wife’s parents were going through the process, Donald Trump was bashing it. Maybe… just maybe… it’s not immigration Trump hates, but nonwhite people.


Newly released cables detail torture techniques used by the CIA: They were overseen by Gina Haspel, the new CIA director. The cables describe graphic depictions of waterboarding. However, it’s called “water treatment” in the documents, as if the brutal and inhumane torture technique was some new-age skin-care routine at a Four Seasons Spa. They also used other techniques like shaving a prisoner (???), locking him in a box, and slamming him against a wall, the New York Times reports. No valuable information was gained from these methods, contrary to Haspel’s defense during her confirmation process.

Thousands of people want to replace Betsy DeVos: They want her out as education secretary. They want LeBron James, who recently opened a school in Ohio, to take her spot. More than 13,000 people have signed a petition calling for the change. James will likely stick with his current career path—playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

This is the best ad campaign I’ve ever seen: As anyone who’s anyone knows, the new Super Smash Bros game is coming out soon. All of the characters were revealed this week for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The US Marines Corps, never one to miss a trending topic, jumped into action. Join the Marines, it’s just like Smash. If you can make it through this whole video, then you are stronger than me. Maybe you're cut out to be a marine.


A fun fact for your Friday: Schizophrenic voices are shaped by culture. For instance, Americans often experience violent or hateful hallucinations, whereas in India and Africa the hallucinations are more playful and positive.

This weekend's best Seattle entertainment options include: SPF30: Sub Pop’s 30th Anniversary Party, Pearl Jam's Home Shows, the opening of Spike Lee's new film BlacKkKlansman, and the crack pie-filled Milk Bar Ice Cream Social & Bake Sale.