first_imgWill the sunshine last through Fourth of July? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories of the weekend:Losing our history in Clark County?When the raze-and-redevelop movement called urban renewal hit Vancouver in the 1960s, ridding downtown of sagging behemoths that blocked the light of “progress” seemed like a fine idea.While nobody has ever done a definitive study of the results, Brad Richardson said, many dozens of family homes surely were demolished. The only one still standing up for the historical Esther Short neighborhood south and west of today’s park is the Slocum House, a Victorian gem that’s become city property.Learn more about the places that are disappearing and what is being done to preserve others.Weighing how salaries stack up in the Vancouver-Portland areaA strong economy is starting to put more dollars in the hands of local workers, but some occupations are paying better than others.last_img read more