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


U.S. Supreme Court Case Could Affect Yakima City Council

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Yakima City Council members are taking new routes in their appeal to the ACLU case which forced the city to re-draw its council district lines and have the entire council up for election.   
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Clock Added to Davis High School Courtyard

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Davis High School dedicates a clock tower this afternoon.
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Water Permit Workshop Planned for Tomorrow


The Washington Department of Ecology is hosting a workshop tomorrow afternoon for growers.
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Pride Week at CWU

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Students from the LGBT community are wearing their colors loud and proud this week
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FISH Food Bank Asking for Public Input

FISH Food bank in Ellensburg

Fish Food Bank, the Ellensburg organization whose building burned down last fall -- is asking the public for help.
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Cherry Growers Hoping for Consistent Weather

Damaged Cherries

Although we've been bombarded with rain and windstorms, growers say they are optimistic Mother Nature will pull through over the next few weeks.
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YPD Investigating Fatal Gang Shooting

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Police are investigating a fatal gang shooting. The 27 year old victim died Saturday night.
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Memorial Day Parade Marches Through Yakima

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The annual Memorial Day parade makes its way through downtown Yakima this morning.
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Storm Stampedes Through Yakima

Nob Hill Flooding

Skies in the Yakima Valley are quiet and calm today -- the same could not be said 24 hours ago.
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Helping Hands at Riverside Christian School

Riverside Food Packing

Students at Riverside Christian School in Yakima are helping pack thousands of pounds of food for the needy.
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West Valley Students Report Alleged Luring

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West Valley school officials are warning parents about a suspicious man who allegedly tried to lure two young girls into his car yesterday afternoon.
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Child Abuse Suspect Sentenced 10 Years

Kai Martinez

A Yakima woman will spend 10 years behind bars after being handed down her sentence this afternoon.
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Voting Rights Act Rally

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Yakima community members and leaders rally today for the Washington Voting Rights Act.
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Thinking Green(er)

Yakima Memorial Garden

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is getting a little greener.
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Firefighter Memorial Under Construction

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Firefighters begin work on a memorial to honor fallen comrades.
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Locals Remember Mount St. Helens 35 Years Later

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Today marks 35 years since Mount Saint Helens erupted.
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Water Solutions

Roza Canal Dry

In today's news conference, Department of Ecology officials share their contingency plans to provide water for our region.
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Fallen Officers Remembered

Yakima Police Memorial

Yakima Police honor fallen officers today during a small ceremony.
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West Valley Firefighters Will Cut Down on Water Usage

West Valley Firefighters

While some of our growers in the Lower Yakima Valley are doing what they can to save water, some local firefighters in West Valley are also taking conservation measures.
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Sunnyside Police investigate first homicide in three years

Meadows Apartments

Sunnyside Police are investigating their first homicide in over three years.
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