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Pat Gee is a human-interest reporter at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, where she writes the monthly Old Friends feature in Detours. She covered religion for several years and was a writer for the weekly Crave food section.


She started working for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1994, and continued with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser when the newspapers merged.


She has a journalism degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
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