Here are few news items from around the state for you reading pleasure….

The State Board of Education approved school A-F grades for the 2015-2016 school year Tuesday. It reports a sharp decline in the number of schools receiving As and higher numbers receiving Bs or Cs.    (State Impact Indiana)

A tribal casino set to open in South Bend in 2018 could reduce Indiana’s tax revenues by more than $350 million in its first five years, according to a report released Tuesday by a group that represents most of Indiana’s commercial casinos.  (Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette)

With $500 million in hand to fight the opioid epidemic, White House officials are moving quickly to get that money flowing to the hardest-hit states — and pushing local officials to spend the new dollars on treatment above other addiction-related initiatives . (Indy Star/USA Today)

Two of Indiana’s Representatives in the U.S. House are backing an investigation of Russian meddling in the presidential election.  (WIBC-FM)

An Indiana senator has filed legislation that would restrict the sale of exploding targets, often sold under the brand name Tannerite.  (RTV 6)

The race for the Democratic National Committee chairmanship might get another contestant: Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind.  (POLITICO)