Article Photos: Education battle tops Idaho news stories for 2012 6/15

Chuck Skoro, left, and Greg Franz, both of Boise, Idaho, join a small group of protesters outside the Idaho Department of Corrections in opposition to the scheduled execution of Richard Leavitt on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 in Kuna.  Prison officials declared Leavitt, 53,  dead at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday by lethal injection at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution. It was only Idahoâs second execution in 17 years.  Leavitt was convicted of stabbing 31-year-old Danette Elg, of Blackfoot, in 1984. Leavitt's execution marked the first time witnesses had full viewing access to a convicted killer's lethal injection after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a few days before the execution sided with The Associated Press and other news organizations seeking full viewing access to a convicted killer's lethal injection.  (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Greg Kreller) MANDATORY CREDIT