jake southard

Off the clock, I’m 37 years old, happily married, with unsold copies of my novel collecting dust on my bookshelf. On the clock, I’m someone else. I call myself simply “rat catcher”—even though I’m often summoned to rid people’s homes of every other pest you can imagine. For bug killers like me, this time of year is the big cash harvest.
  • May 31, 2016
  • August 10, 2008
Over the past year, travelers passing through Portland International Airport regularly saw a table lined with placards questioning the government's account of the Sept. 11 attacks and slamming P ...,News
  • November 4, 2008
Besides the tripling costs to get a crop tested for sale to a dispensary, the Oregon Health Authority has enforced new $200 “annual grow site fees,” and medical growers are quickly facing stiffer competition as most shops obtain recreational licenses and start buying exclusively from recreationally licensed growers.
  • November 29, 2016