Eugene Buenaventura

Multi-Media Journalist

"Nothing is more humbling than meeting people from our community and sharing their stories of triumph or struggle."

Eugene is a Los Angeles native, and a proud graduate of Washington State University.

Entering college, Eugene always knew he wanted a career working with media. During his college years, he produced and edited for a number of student-produced shows at school and spent a summer working with KXTG, a radio station that covered the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Oregon.

Eugene loves the Yakima/Tri-Cities region; the people are friendly, and the summer weather reminds him of home. When he isn't running around town reporting, you can find Eugene either at the gym, at home playing video games, or learning new songs on his guitar and piano.

If you have a story idea for Eugene, or want to guess his height, feel free to email him at

Twitter - @EugeneKAPPKVEW


Safe Travels

TSA Gun 2015

A week after a loaded hand gun was confiscated at the Yakima Air Terminal, TSA agents want to send out a friendly reminder to travelers.
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Top Beer

Top Cutter IPA

Bale Breaker Brewery in Moxee is making headlines this week with one of its beers.
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Vets Remember Medal of Honor Recipient

Medal of Honor Day 2015

A small group gathers at Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima to celebrate national Medal of Honor Day.
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Looking for Work

heritage career fair 2015

What is it that employers are looking for whenever they come to school career fairs?
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A Hoppy Treat

Heather Hadsel

A local woman offers sweet treats with a hoppy twist
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West Valley Home Lost in Fire

Easy Street house fire

Firefighters are continuing investigation into a fire that guts a home in West Valley.
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Military Benefits

Vets at a Commissary

It's been fairly busy at the Yakima Readiness Center, there's been military families and veterans lined up through the door, waiting to save a few bucks on some groceries.
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Commissary Comes to Yakima

Commissary setup

Instead of having to travel across the state or even out of town, one group wants to make it easier for men and women in the service to do a little shopping
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CWU and GSBA Offer Scholarship to LGBT Students

CWU New Logo 1

Central Washington University adds a special scholarship to its program -- this one aimed at helping gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.
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Grandview Boy Killed by Accidental Gunfire


Grandview police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after being shot from an accidental gun discharge.
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Supreme Court Visits Heritage University

Supreme Court Justices Heritage

The room was packed, and interest piqued as students get the opportunity to sample what it is like to sit in on a Supreme Court trial.
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Some Oiled Birds Returning to Wild

Cleaning Birds

Wildlife crews are returning mallards to the wild following an oil spill in Sunnyside earlier this month.
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Chinook Pass Slated for Early Opening

Chinook Pass EBU photo

It's been a light winter, but that could spell good news for businesses located along Chinook Pass.
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Say Yes to the Dress

Prom Dress Donation

It's called Cinderella in Yakima, and local businesses want to make it easier for local girls to find their dream dress for prom.
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Wapato Man Pleads Guilty to Killing 70-Year-Old Man


A Wapato man pleads guilty to beating and stabbing a 70 year old man to death two years ago.
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Smoking Out Prices


Pot shops around the region are dropping their prices day by day -- pretty soon customers could be paying less per gram than it costs to fill up your gas tank.
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More Testimony in Seasons Hall Murder Trial

Seasons Murder Dash Cam

More testimony is heard today in the trial of two men accused of killing a rapper outside the Seasons Performance Hall last year.
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Oil Spill Cleanup Continues

oiled geese

Crews are continuing cleanup along the Yakima River after a large oil spill earlier this month.
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Investigators Still Probing Juvenile Death

UG Boy Shot

Union Gap police are still working to get answers to a shooting that leaves a 10 year old boy dead.
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The 'Burg is the Best


Central Washington University's radio station receives top honors at an annual convention.
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