Education battle tops Idaho news stories for 2012 - Article Photos 5/15

Flags fly outside the Idaho Maximum Security Institution following the execution of Richard Leavitt on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Kuna, Idaho. Prison officials declared Leavitt, 53, dead at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday by lethal injection at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution. It was only Idaho’s second execution in 17 years. Leavitt was convicted of stabbing 31-year-old Danette Elg, of Blackfoot, in 1984. An Associated Press investigation showed that the state's contract with private prison giant Corrections Corporation of America didn't save taxpayers any money at all despite a decade of state leaders promising otherwise. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Greg Kreller) MANDATORY CREDIT