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


Crews Cleaning Up Oil Spill

sunnyside oil spill 2015

Crews are working to clean up an oil spill that contaminates nearby water.
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Allied Arts Building Demolished


After almost 70 years in Yakima, the Allied Arts building is torn down by city crews this morning.
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Home and Garden Show to Bring in Thousands

Home and Garden Show 2015

Hundreds of vendors are expecting thousands to visit the the Central Washington Home & Garden Show this weekend.
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Deputy Rescues Man From Burning Truck

Deputy Justin Swale

A Yakima County sheriff's deputy rescues a driver from his burning truck early this morning.
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Teen Will Be Tried As Adult in Murder

Francisco Sanchez-Madrigal

A Toppenish teen will be tried as an adult in a shooting death this past weekend.
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Fire Displaces 8

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A family of eight is out of a home tonight after a fire breaks out.
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Perry Tech Receives New Plasma Cutter

plasma bench

Welding students at Perry Technical Institute receive a generous donation this morning.
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Children Found Malnourished

Child toys diapers

A Yakima mother is behind bars after police say she neglected to feed and care for her twin daughters, who were found recently in their home, extremely underweight and malnourished.
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Windows Alive!

Windows Alive

If you happen to take a stroll through Downtown Yakima in the coming weeks, be sure to keep your eyes open for some unique art displays.
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Teen Held on $500K Bail

Toppenish Murder Suspect

A half million dollar bail is set for a teenage suspected of shooting and killing a man.
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Trees Budding Weeks Ahead of Schedule

Apricot Buds

Growers are being cautiously optimistic these next few months, as their buds are coming in a lot sooner than they expected.
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Heritage Joins Select University Alliance

Heritage University

Heritage is one of about three dozen schools now recognized as part of the Leadership Alliance group
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Kittitas County Shaken by Earthquake


A small earthquake rattles Kittitas County late last night.
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Immigration Supporters Rally in Yakima

Immigration Rally

Supporters in Yakima rally downtown -- but the air is silent as news is delivered out of Texas.
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Flower Power


Flower shops in our area have had their hands full the past few weeks.
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Yakima School District Has New Superintendent

Jack Irion

The Yakima School District selects its new superintendent this morning.
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Solving The Obesity Problem

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Yakima still remains one of the fattest cities in the nation. Experts believe one factor could be contributing to that problem.
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Washington State Records Record Grape Harvest... Again


The wine industry and the demand for wine grapes continues to grow in our region, and wine grape growers say they don't mind it at all.
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Potential Flood May Come to Ellensburg Area

Ellensburg Flood

Those of you in the Ellensburg area may want to keep your eyes open for potential flooding.
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Suspect in Driveway Shooting Held on $1 Million Bail

Linden Asbell

A man is dead following an altercation involving a driveway.
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