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


Giving Everyone A Thanksgiving

Food Drive

Local non-profits like Northwest Harvest and the Salvation Army have been busy the past week trying to keep their shelves stocked in order to provide food and other items for families this Thanksgiving
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Downtown Christmas Tree Now Up

Christmas Tree

Thanksgiving is still a few hours away, but that's not stopping Yakima from preparing for Christmas.
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Safe Online Shopping


Black Friday is just a few days away and many of you are skipping out on the mayhem to do some shopping from home throughout the weeekend and on Cyber Monday. However, that doesn't mean you're out of the fire.
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Yakima School District Making Amends After Special Ed Complaint

Teachers Union Building

The Yakima School District finds itself in hot water after the state rules against it following a Special Education complaint.
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Conspiracy of Hope

Conspiracy of Hope

Youth groups from around the Yakima area come together Saturday to help provide food for those in need.
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Holiday Craft Show

Holiday craft show

Thanksgiving is still around the corner, but that's not stopping groups in Yakima from getting a head start on Christmas.
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Kidnappings Lead to SWAT Standoff and Apparent Suicide

SWAT Standoff

A pair of random home invasions leads to several victims being held hostage, a SWAT standoff, and the suspect eventually committing suicide.
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New Food Bank Opens in Yakima

New Food Bank

It's nothing but good news for families in Yakima, as fellow rotarians donate a building to those who may need a little help during the holiday season.
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Keeping Livestock Warm


Last night, we told you how local produce farmers are battling the cold snap we are currently in, but what about live stock farmers?
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First Responders Take Part in Active-Shooter Drill

Active Shooter Drill

Union Gap Police and firefighters take part in an active shooter drill at the Valley Mall this morning.
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Growers Battling Cold Snap

Peach Bud

It's a blisteringly cold week in our region, and while many of you are sitting at home keeping warm, growers in our area are working to keep their crops warm.
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Grandview Man Held on Suspicion of Fatal Stabbing

Santiago Santos

Bail is set at $1 million this morning for a Grandview man suspected to stabbing and killing another man this weekend.
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Terrace Heights Homicide Suspect Makes Court Appearance

Marty Grismer

After a year and a half of speculation and investigation, Yakima County Sheriff's deputies make an arrest in connection to a murder just outside of Yakima.
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City of Yakima Correcting Misplaced Snow Plow Signs

Snow Parking

We told you yesterday about several signs posted around Yakima regarding snow plowing – well it appears some of those were misplaced.
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Clear the Way

Snow Parking

It's a cold one in Yakima today,  the snow has yet to hit our valley. But once it does, drivers are advised to keep their cars clear from streets such as Yakima Avenue
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Is Your Car Winter Ready?

studded tires

The official start of winter is still a few weeks away, but the cold weather has already arrived. As we progress into the coming months, you can expect temperatures to drop even further, and snow to hit our region. When that happens, will you be prepared?
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Woman Identified in Fatal Sunnyside Fire


The Yakima County Coroner says carbon monoxide poisoning killed a 51 year old woman in a fire in Sunnyside.
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Honoring Our Veterans

Flag Waving

Hundreds brave the cold this morning to honor our veterans.
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Fruit Company Expanding

Washington Fruit

Washington Fruits in Yakima is expanding its facility over the next year.
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"Keep It Clean"

Furnace Work

We all know it gets pretty expensive when it comes to maintaining your home, especially when it comes to air conditioning or heating. But technicians say if you don't follow these routines, you could end up with a pretty large bill.
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