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


Hops Could Cost a Pretty Penny


We're just a couple more weeks away from hop harvest season in our area, and growers in our area say they could be asking for more money this year for their product.
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Two Homes Destroyed in Fire

Gleed Fire

An elderly woman is out of a home tonight after a fire destroys her mobile home and another yesterday evening in Gleed.
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Nile Valley Days This Weekend

Nile Valley Days

People from around the Nile Valley are coming together this weekend to celebrate the 39th annual Nile Valley Days.
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Sunnyside-Mabton Bridge Closed for Repairs

Sunnyside-Mabton Bridge Closure

Drivers between Sunnyside and Mabton will have their drive times hampered over the next few months.
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Fire Displaces Family of 11

Alejandro and Victoria Davila

A family of 11 is displaced after a fire burns through their home.
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Council Members Put Hold on Utility Tax Cut Proposal

Yakima City Council

Yakima city leaders are pushing back a proposal to lower utility taxes.
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Staying Cool in Ellensburg


We hit triple digit temperatures today, and if you were in Ellensburg, there's a very good chance you found a lot of people at the local watering hole.
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Third Plea Deal In Canyon Murder Case

Heriberto Villa

A third plea deal is struck in the Yakima Canyon double murder case.
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Yakima City Council May Lower Utility Tax

Utility Tax Hearing

The Yakima City Council will be asked to lower utility taxes during tonight's meeting.
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Naches Heights Firefighters Searching for Potential Arsonist

Lesly Kezele

Firefighters in Cowiche have their hands full these days -- they're on the lookout for who they believe to be a potential arsonist.
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Coroner: Wapato Man Was Shot in the Chest by Tribal Officer

Toppenish Ofc Involved Shooting

The Yakima County Coroner says a bullet wound the chest caused the death of 42 year old Ira Arquette last Friday.
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Chase Ends in Fatal Officer Involved Shooting

Toppenish Ofc Involved Shooting

FBI agents are handling a scene just outside of Toppenish after a police chase turns deadly this morning.
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A Change of Command

Lt. Col. Jason Evers

Dozens of friends and colleagues gather at the Yakima Training Center this morning to witness a changing of the guard.
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New Shooting Range for County Law Enforcement

Shooting Range

It's a couple years in the making, but it looks like Yakima County law enforcement finally has a place to sharpen their shooting skills.
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Kennewick Police Investigating Allegations Against Yakima Captain

Captain Rod Light

Kennewick police are handling an investigation in recent allegations against a Yakima police captain.
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Police Captain Placed on Administrative Leave

Captain Rod Light

A Yakima police captain is placed on administrative leave today.
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Missing Your Pet? Try the Humane Society

Stray Dog

Fourth of July weekend has come and passed, but that doesn't mean it's over for some organizations.
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Becoming An American

4th of July Naturalization

It's 4th of July and almost 200 people were in Yakima , becoming U.S. citizens, on the same day many of us became U.S. Citizens, many-many years ago.
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Hundreds Packing State Fair Park

4th of July State Fair Park

Hundreds of people are at the State Fair Park in Yakima tonight, awaiting the big firework show in town.
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UPDATE: Crews Battling Wildfire Near Ellensburg


Crews in Kittitas County are currently battling a 1,996 acre fire.
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