Shortcuts: Friday 6/26

Shortcuts is a new experimental post here on the Flyer featuring handpicked stories from around the city, the region and even from beyond the state line. We’ll keep it brief. We know you’re busy.


FHS tax increase amount set
We’re getting a brand spankin new high school. Now we just need $113 million to build it. Come September, we’ll have the opportunity to vote on a property tax increase to raise the money.
> Read it at Northwest Arkansas Times

Downtown parking talks to begin
More parking will eventually be a reality in downtown Fayetteville. But what should it look like? Where will it be built? Will it include a water slide? Lasers? A pumpkin patch? Let the discussions begin.
> Read it at The Morning News


Did you get a lottery call?
Nearly 370,000 Arkansans were called to participate in “tele-town-halls” in order to voice their questions and concerns about the scholarships produced by the new state lottery.
> Read it at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Patrick Beverley to the Miami Heat
After leaving the UA, the former Razorback hoopster played ball in the Ukraine. He was drafted by the LA Lakers last night and then traded to the Miami Heat.
> Read it at Whole Hog Sports


RIP Farrah Fawcett
The Charlie’s Angels star passed away yesterday at age 62 after a long battle with cancer.
> Read it at Yahoo!

RIP Michael Jackson
The King of Pop suffered a cardiac arrest yesterday afternoon and died shortly afterwards. He was 50 years old.
> Read it at LA Times