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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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Does bad taste from Gibbons' time as governor still linger with voters?

Sun, Nov 18, 2012

On Election Day, voters handed a surprising victory to lawmakers by passing Question 1, which allows the Legislature to call itself into session — a power previously possessed only by ...

Monte Miller, influential but quiet crusader against government taxes and spending, prefers low profile

Fri, Apr 27, 2012

The businessman in the blue suit, distinguishable mostly by his full silver beard, sat in the Carson City courtroom earlier this month, leaning back in the chair. He wore no ...

In wake of Limbaugh flap, a look at some notable gaffes by Nevada politicos

Wed, Mar 7, 2012

Rush Limbaugh stirred controversy last week by calling a female law student a “slut” for her testimony before Congress on contraception and health insurance.

Those who helped put Gibbons in office stand by their man

Fri, Dec 31, 2010

Being powerful enough to make a governor also means never having to say you’re sorry. In Nevada, a few political strategists, fundraisers and special-interest groups can heavily influence elections. So ...

Turbulent four years coming to end for Gov. Jim Gibbons

Fri, Dec 31, 2010

On Monday, Gov. Jim Gibbons will conclude what might be the roughest four-year term a Nevada politician has endured who didn’t die or get indicted.

Thoughts on where to hang Governor Jim Gibbons' portrait

Wed, Dec 29, 2010

With the portrait of Jim Gibbons recently gracing the walls of the State Capitol, Weekly writer Kristen Peterson offers a few better-suited locations for the governor's mug.

Gov. Jim Gibbons official portrait unceremoniously unveiled

Fri, Dec 17, 2010

CARSON CITY - Storytellers and historians love a circle. So appropriately, the official portrait of Gov. Jim Gibbons, sworn in secretly four years ago in the dead of night, was ...

Polished knife still cuts deep into state's budget

Sun, Nov 28, 2010

He has the no-new-taxes mantra down pat. And he is promising what could be severe budget cuts. So it might be easy to dismiss Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval as Jim Gibbons ...

Gov.-elect Sandoval to start transition by meeting with cabinet officers

Sat, Nov 6, 2010

Gov.-elect Brian Sandoval will start meeting with cabinet members next week, and the first on the list is state Budget Director Andrew Clinger. Sandoval and his transition chief, Heidi Gansert, ...

No word on when Gov. Gibbons will leave hospital

Wed, Sep 29, 2010

A spokesman says there's still no word on when Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons will leave a hospital where he is recovering from surgery to repair a broken pelvis.

Gibbons still recovering from surgery in Reno hospital

Mon, Sep 27, 2010

CARSON CITY – Gov. Jim Gibbons is still in the hospital recovering from pelvis surgery and there is no word when he will be released.

Governor’s Conference on Tourism could be last if it flops

Thu, Sep 2, 2010

Former Nevada Gov. Richard Bryan, who developed the first Governor’s Conference on Tourism more than two decades ago, will be honored at December’s revamped two-day event.

Gibbons loses on energy study

Fri, Jul 30, 2010

CARSON CITY – Lame Duck Gov. Jim Gibbons has been defeated again – this time by backing a $236,000 study on opportunities for solar development in Nevada.

Harry Reid, governor trade jabs over loss of education funding

Wed, Jul 28, 2010

Minutes after news broke that Nevada was not among the 19 states to qualify for millions of dollars in federal education grants, Sen. Harry Reid cast blame for the state’s ...

44 artists compete to paint Gibbons

Mon, Jul 26, 2010

CARSON CITY – Gov. Jim Gibbons came up short in collecting votes in the primary election but there is no shortage of professional artists who want to paint his official ...


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 ...