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Gibbons v. Gibbons

Dawn Gibbons appears by her husband's side during an October 2006 news conference. She filed papers in court Wednesday (May 28, 2008) that are apparently an argument to open the couple's sealed divorce filing.

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Dawn Gibbons appears by her husband's side during an October 2006 news conference. She filed papers in court Wednesday (May 28, 2008) that are apparently an argument to open the couple's sealed divorce filing.

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A divorce proceeding that' become nasty and the subject of national gossip, plus an ongoing succession of problems continues to raise questions as to what Republican Gov. Jim Gibbons is going to do next to damage his political standing.

It's almost as if Gibbons v. Gibbons has another meaning — is the governor his own worst political enemy?

The governor’s short but eventful tenure has been marked by unforeseen challenges, as well as problems of his own making. His political appointments have drawn fire and he has been politically tone-deaf to severe problems facing the state.

Archive highlights

Take Gibbons’ phone, please

Wed, Jun 11, 2008

The parties have agreed that there will be no further public comment from either side while the parties attempt to resolve issues related to the divorce action. — Joint statement ...

With the dirt flying, party backing away

Thu, May 29, 2008

Gov. Jim Gibbons’ political future turned bleak Wednesday as prominent Republicans said his support in the party is quickly disintegrating in the wake of the latest court filing in his ...

Jim Gibbons reaps public embarrassment through private sowing

Sun, May 25, 2008

It seems somehow a miscarriage of justice that after all of his myriad malefactions as governor Jim Gibbons should be undone by his treatment of his wife.

Divorce as political spectacle

Thu, May 8, 2008

When word of marital trouble in the Governor’s Mansion seeped out, Gov. Jim Gibbons’ allies hoped for as quiet a divorce as possible. That clearly is not how things have ...

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State regulators have little to say after meeting with governor's staff

Thu, Jul 22, 2010

Representatives of state boards and commissions attending the first meeting with the staff of Gov. Jim Gibbons had little to say after the session.

How to remember Nevada’s worst guv? Some artists weight in

Thu, Jul 22, 2010

We asked four Las Vegas artists to create a Gibbons portrait in the style and medium of their choosing.

Nevada culture agency seeks artist to paint governor's portrait

Sun, Jul 18, 2010

The Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs is hosting an open competition for professional artists interested in painting a portrait of out-going Gov. Jim Gibbons.

Gibbons agrees to sell home, part of divorce decree

Tue, Jul 13, 2010

Gov. Jim Gibbons says he has an agreement to sell his private home in Reno, which is one of the issues holding up his final divorce from Dawn Gibbons.

Court orders open records in Gibbons gun permit case

Fri, Jul 2, 2010

CARSON CITY – The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that some records are public in the suspension or revocation of the concealed weapons permit of Gov. Jim Gibbons.

State seeking artist for capitol portrait of Gibbons

Wed, Jun 30, 2010

CARSON CITY – The state Department of Cultural Affairs is opening the competition for artists to paint the portrait of Gov. Jim Gibbons, which will be added to the Nevada ...

Ballot initiative petitions raising funding concerns

Wed, Jun 23, 2010

Public resources are being used to advocate one controversial ballot initiative and block another, drawing criticism about tax dollars entering politicized battles.

Lame duck? Jim Gibbons doesn’t think so

Mon, Jun 14, 2010

So much for riding quietly off to his ranch in Elko. Gov. Jim Gibbons’ administration plans to aggressively push conservative policies and challenge the Legislature’s authority in its final six ...

Gibbons questions funding for state job of woman suing him

Wed, Jun 9, 2010

Gov. Jim Gibbons took a shot this week at his former nemesis, Mary Keating, who believes she lost her former state job because she leaked information about his use of ...

Jim Gibbons first governor of Nevada to lose a primary race

Wed, Jun 9, 2010

Gov. Jim Gibbons, whose 42-month tenure has been one of near constant adversity, saw his political career end with a whimper Tuesday, as Republican voters roundly rejected his bid for ...

Gibbons raises $182,647 in campaign contributions so far

Wed, Jun 2, 2010

Gov. Jim Gibbons has reported raising $182,647 in campaign contributions so far this year. A report filed with the Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday showed Gibbons received $178,924 in ...

Gibbons portrayed as absentee governor while state in crisis

Sun, May 16, 2010

By the summer of 2008, Gov. Jim Gibbons’ whereabouts were often unknown — even to his senior staff. Only he and his longtime scheduler had access to the governor’s calendar.

Gov. Jim Gibbons' intense desire for privacy collides with holding public office

Sun, May 16, 2010

Gov. Jim Gibbons’ turn as Nevada’s CEO has been among the roughest in state history. Certainly some of the suffering Nevada has endured on his watch — among the highest ...

Governor's re-election campaign stumbles once again

Sun, May 9, 2010

The lesson of the week: Never underestimate the likelihood that things will blow up for Gov. Jim Gibbons. Just as the Gibbons re-election campaign seemed to be gaining traction, the ...

Gibbons campaign regrets ‘repugnant’ slam on Sandoval

Sun, May 9, 2010

Identity politics took center stage in the governor’s race last week. Just as the Hispanic furor began to die down over former federal Judge Brian Sandoval’s support for the Arizona ...


Face to Face: Divorce, Gibbons Style
Face to Face: Divorce, Gibbons Style
Faced with a gossip weekly chronicling details of their break-up, Governor Jim Gibbons and his ...
Face to Face: Just Friends?
Face to Face: Just Friends?
First Lady Dawn Gibbon's attorney says lust for another woman is behind the governor's effort ...
Face to Face: Trying Times
Face to Face: Trying Times
A Northern Nevada newspaper editorial implies the governor is having an affair with the wife ...
Face to Face: Gibbons v. Gibbons
Face to Face: Gibbons v. Gibbons
Will Gov. Jim Gibbons' divorce filing against First Lady Dawn Gibbons hinder his ability to ...


Exhibit photos in Mazzeo case
Chrissy Mazzeo's attorney, Robert Kossack, said these photos show a pictorial recreation and history of ...

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