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


Heat Affecting Hops


The heat is back for another round in our region, and it has hop growers fearing for this year's yield.
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Business Owners File Appeal Against Union Gospel Mission Expansion

Union Gospel Mission

Business owners opposing the Union Gospel Mission expansion file an appeal with the City of Yakima.
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YFD Updates Breathing Equipment

New YFD Breathing masks

Yakima firefighters receive new and updated equipment
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Tieton Post Office No Longer Getting Remodel

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The Tieton U.S. Post Office will not be seeing a remodel after all.
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More Fires Swamping Firefighters

Firefighter's Helmet

A third day of multiple fires keeps Yakima crews busy.
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Yakima-Area Dancers Appear on Dance Moms

CoMotion Dance Crew

Yakima Valley dancers will be featured on a reality TV show tonight.
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Possible Garbage Rate Increase?


Garbage rate increases may be coming to the City of Yakima.
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More Fires Keep Firefighters Busy

5th avenue fire 2015

Sunday was a busy day for firefighters; three different responses, one of which destroyed a property.
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Morgan Middle School Renovation Moving Forward

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Renovation plans for Morgan Middle School are moving forward.
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Yakima Police Recover More Stolen Firearms

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Yakima police recover more guns taken from a sporting goods store last week.
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CWU Radio Program Director Receives Honors

Nikki Marra

Central Washington University's college radio program director is honored nationally for her work.
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Tieton Post Office May Not See Remodel

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Despite raising thousands of dollars in just a few weeks, the Tieton U.S. Post Office may not get to move forward with a planned renovation project.
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Lost & Found

Bob Altshuler

A Yakima man misplaces his wallet, but has it returned thanks to a good samaritan.
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Multiple Fires Swamp Firefighters

yakima house fire 25th ave

Yakima firefighters are busy this afternoon after several fires erupt all around town
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Mental Health Court Celebrates First Graduate

Gerardo Mejia

Yakima County's pilot mental health program sees its first graduate this morning.
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98 Firearms Stolen from Store; Police Still Searching for Suspects

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Yakima police are searching for more suspects they say stole almost 100 weapons from a store.
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In Hot Water

Salmon Forecast

For many years, biologists struggled with trying to grow fish to reinsert them into our water system. Now the problem is trying to keep them alive.
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Autopsy Confirms Selah Man Drowned


The Yakima County Coroner says a Selah man had been dead for at least a week after drowning.
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48th Avenue Closed for Construction

Road Construction sign

Road work begins today on a section of road in Yakima.
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Ales for ALS Draws in Large Crowd

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Bale Breaker Brewery in Moxee hosts a fundraiser today to benefit ALS victims.
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