Sun? Rain? Who knows? Check out our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed our readers’ attention this week.Hockinson girls, janitor hailed as lifesaversHOCKINSON — Makena Nelson never thought of herself as the type of student who could jump up and scream in front of the entire second grade. But she found herself doing just that when a friend choked on his lunch.Makena, 8, and Kaylin Oliver, 7, second-graders at Hockinson Heights Elementary School, were eating lunch in the cafeteria on May 5. Their friend tried to eat a large potato chip, but it went down his throat at a bad angle, and he started choking. He put his two hands up to his neck, and his face quickly turned red.“He was gasping for air and nobody else even noticed,” Kaylin said.Second-graders alerted adults to choking friend; Marine Corps vet performed Heimlich maneuverBank robbery suspect killed in shootout with Vancouver policeThe robbery of a Vancouver credit union ended in the suspect’s death Tuesday after he traded gunfire with police.A man reportedly wearing a ski mask and holding a rifle entered the iQ Credit Union at 15705 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. about 2:20 p.m., Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a white vehicle, then drove to a nearby parking lot. There, he switched vehicles and drove away in a blue vehicle.Man attempted to rob iQ Credit Union in east VancouverRelated story: Robbery suspect shot by police ID’d as Centralia manReport: Rental rates rising out of reachAs rents continue to rise in Clark County, so does the wage needed to afford one. A full-time worker needs to earn $18.19 hourly to afford a studio apartment, $20.25 for a one-bedroom or $23.88 for a two-bedroom, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual Out of Reach Report.