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


Yakima Police Hosting Cop on Top

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If you happen to be driving by Fred Meyer on 40th Avenue in Yakima this weekend, don't be alarmed when you see an officer on the roof.
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Yakima Sends off Donations for Wildfire Relief

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The City of Yakima hosts a sendoff this afternoon -- donations are making its way to firefighters and those affected by the region's wildfires.
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Crews Closing Down Streets for Hot Shots

Hot Shots Skills Challenge

As a reminder, Yakima's 3-on-3 basketball tournament will begin this weekend.
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Wildfires Keeping Firefighters On Frontlines, Away From Home


As wildfires continue to rage throughout our state, hundreds of firefighters are working to control them. However, many local stations are beginning to feel their resources being stretched -- as their career firefighters remain several hours away from home.
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Toppenish Man Sentenced 10 Years for Daughter's Death

Francisco Gasca Jr

A Toppenish man will spend 10 years behind bars for killing his own daughter.
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Hot Shots Ready to Tip Off


Rain or shine, Yakima's 3-on-3 basketball tournament will begin this weekend.
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Back to School

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The school year begins in Yakima -- while the first day may seem like a breeze, it's actually quite the opposite
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Wildfire Donations Pouring into Yakima Stations

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Donations are pouring into Yakima for firefighters across the state.
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Escaped Inmate Still Missing

Daniel Williams

Yakima Sheriff's Deputies are still searching for an inmate they say escaped yesterday.
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Yakima Schools Address Teacher Shortage

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School begins tomorrow -- and the Yakima School District faces a dire problem -- there's not enough teachers for students
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Yakima County Neighborhood is Firewise

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A Yakima County Community is recognized this morning for fireproofing itself.
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Unhealthy Air Quality Remains

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Air quality in Yakima remained unhealthy through most of today.
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Man Shot in Drive-By Shooting

Toppenish PD

Police say a drive-by shooting in Toppenish leaves one man hospitalized in Seattle.
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Finding A Home for Our Veterans

Leo Becker

Every day, The Union Gospel Mission helps many homeless people, including our veterans
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Yakima Humane Society Closed Due to Canine Illness

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The Humane Society of Central Washington in Yakima is temporarily closed due to a possible canine respiratory infection outbreak.
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Dan Newhouse Pushing for Drought Relief in Congress

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Washington's 4th District representative Dan Newhouse makes a stop in Yakima this afternoon.
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Last Downtown Summer Nights Show Tonight

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The Yakima concert series-- Downtown Summer Nights-- will host its last show tonight.
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Cantwell Proposes Wildfire Legislation

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Washington Senator Maria Cantwell holds a meeting in Naches this morning regarding wildfires.
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Cherry Harvest is Third Largest in 20 Years

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Northwest growers celebrate another successful cherry harvest.
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Grandview Man Arrested Following Standoff

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A 34-year-old Grandview man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting his wife, leading to a standoff.
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