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


Making a Difference

Ken Nichols

Two members from the Yakima community are being recognized tonight by the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington for their positive influence on the community's youth.
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Sharing the Harvest

Sharing the Harvest

A local Yakima church is bagging thousands of apples this weekend to help raise money.
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Ellensburg Schools Moving Forward With Morgan Middle School Plan

Morgan Middle School

The Ellensburg School District is moving forward with plans to help update one of its deteriorating schools.
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Volunteers Needed

Shelter Lunch

Winter always gets a little hectic for shelters in Yakima, as they begin to frantically search for volunteers to help them with the homeless.
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Summitview Students Raise $12K, Pie Counselor in the Face


A Summitview Elementary staff member gets a pie to the face in front of students this morning.
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Lenny Wilkens: "Yakima Will Be Safe"

Lenny Wilkens

An NBA Hall of Fame coach stops by Yakima this afternoon to speak to the community.
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Food Mart Owner Awarded $73,000 Check

Rajib Sauson

A Union Gap gas station owner is presented with a large check this afternoon.
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Back On Track

Off The Record Open

There aren't many vinyl record stores in our region, and one of the last ones nearly closed it's doors for good. That's no longer a problem, thanks to a local Yakima family.
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Yakima County Commissioners Release 2015 Budget Plan

Yakima County Jail

Yakima County Commissioners adopt 2015's preliminary budget this morning.
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Filling Up On A Budget

Gas Price Wapato

A local gas station in Wapato is sweeping the competition with an unbeatable price for gasoline.
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Bikers Raising Money for Wheelchair-Bound Woman

Yolanda Cuevas

Bikers in Yakima kick up their bike stands to help raise money for a local woman.
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Filipinos Observing History in the Yakima Valley


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, but it's also a month of observation for another culture.
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Dog Agility Show Kicks Off

Dog Show

Hundreds of dogs from the Pacific Northwest are showing off their athleticism this weekend.
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Earthquake Ready


Thousands of students across Washington state participate in the great shakeout this morning.
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Ellensburg School Board to Discuss Morgan Middle School Proposal

Morgan Middle School

The Ellensburg school board is meeting tonight to discuss further options proposed about Morgan Middle School.
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Construction Beginning on Section of 40th Avenue

Road Construction sign

Yakima officials are asking the public to look for alternate routes on 40th Avenue through most of tomorrow.
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Yakima Greenway Expanding

Greenway Construction

After years of planning and more than a million dollars later, crews are out in Gleed, laying down fresh asphalt. They're helping expand one of Yakima County's most popular recreational sites.
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Fire in the Hole!

Pumpkin Cannon

Look out below, the sky is raining apples and pumpkins.
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Remembering Trevor Nettleton

Flag Ceremony

A fallen police officer and Yakima native is honored by Eagle Scouts and community members. Trevor Nettleton was killed at his home in 2009 during a burglary -- this weekend, he was remembered by the community.
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Murder-For-Hire Suspect Found Guilty

Luis Gomez-Monges Trial

A guilty verdict is handed down this morning in Yakima in a murder for hire trial.
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