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


A Community Effort

Whitney playground construction

Saturday is full of volunteer efforts across Yakima.
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A Taste of Yakima Valley

kana winery

Spring Barrel Kicks Off Today!
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Solving the Drought Problem

John Verbrugge water irrigation

Temperatures continue to rise, and the lack of water continues to becoming a rising problem.
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Career Day At Perry Tech

Perry Tech Career Day 2015

Perry Technical Institute students get the chance to meet and greet potential employers.
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Officer Involved Shooting Ruled As Justified

Scales of Justice

The Yakima County Prosecutor has ruled the fatal officer involved shooting of suspect Anthony Laviolette by sheriff's deputy Matthew Steadman last November as justified.
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Preventing A Pest Problem

stink bug

The heat is on, and so is the race to save the fruit.
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National Record Store Day

Off The Record Open

Off the Record expects lines to be long and the aisles to be packed, as they celebrate their busiest day of the year.
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Fireproofing Your Home

Fire Safety

If you're looking to fireproof your home for the upcoming fire season, firefighters say the best time to start is now.
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Rallies Call for Higher Minimum Wage

Minimum wage rally yakima

Groups hold rallies this morning, calling for minimum wage increases.
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Child in Critical Condition After Alleged Beating

Child beaten

A three-year-old boy is in critical condition after police say he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend.
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Interim Union Gap Chief Promoted to Full Time Position

Greg Cobb

The City of Union Gap now has a permanent police chief.
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New Dept. of Ecology Opening Soon

Union Gap Department of Ecology

The Department of Ecology in Yakima is slated to open up a new regional office this summer.
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CWU Student Stabbed in Parking Lot


UPDATE: A Central Washington University student who reported being attacked on campus earlier this week has recanted the story.
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Seahawks WR Visits Yakima

Doug Baldwin

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin visits the local YWCA in Yakima this morning.
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Start Your Engines!

Speedway preps

Engines are primed and roadways are cleared. Prepare for some fast-pace action at the Yakima Speedway this weekend.
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Bale Breaker Celebrates Two Years

Bale Breaker

A Moxee brewery is celebrating two years in the Yakima Valley this weekend.
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Majestic Theater Murder Convict Sentenced 28 Years

John Munzanreder

A 28 year sentence is handed down to a Yakima man convicted of killing his wife.
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Jobs for Vets

Veteran job expo 2015

Dozens of military veterans fill the Yakima Convention Center this afternoon to look at potential career opportunities.
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Majestic Theater Shooting Accomplice Sentenced 10 Years

Juan Cortes

The accomplice in the Majestic Theater shooting is sentenced 10 years in prison this morning.
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YPD Honors Officers

YPD Honors 2015

Yakima police honor officers this afternoon at an awards ceremony at the Yakima Convention Center.
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