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


Two Injured, One Dead in Drive-By Shooting

Drive-By Shooting

Neighbors who live on D Street in Outlook say it's generally a quiet area, but that was not the case last night.
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New Teacher of the Year Crowned

Spencer Martin

A brand new teacher of the year is crowned this morning in Sunnyside.
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Fire Damages Wine Facility

Gallo Winery

Workers at a winery near Sunnyside are cleaning up after a fire causes half a million dollars worth of damage.
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Hot Shots Tournament Tips Off


Thousands of people fill Yakima Avenue this afternoon for one of the biggest events in the City of Yakima.
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Highland Community Celebrates

Highland Parade

The town of Tieton is celebrating years of community bonding this weekend.
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Old School Riders

Horseless Carriage

Several car collectors are making their way through Kittitas County on some very old school vehicles. They're called horseless carriages, which are - just as the name implies - carriages on wheels.
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Yakima School District Facing Employee Shortage

Beth Schwartz

Beth Schwartz prepares her classroom for the upcoming school year.
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WSU President Visits Yakima

Elson Floyd

Yakima Rotarians get a visit from Washington State University's president this afternoon.
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Crews Confident Over Control of Kittitas Co. Wildfires

water drop

The Snag Canyon and Cle Elum Ridge fires have been burning for a number of weeks, and it seems like crews have finally got a handle on them.
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Pre-Trial Begins for Two Accused of Murder

Daniel Blizzard

Pre-trial motions begin for two men in Yakima accused of murder.
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Graffiti Problem Continues in Yakima

Graffiti Tagger

Four months following the county-wide effort to stamp out graffiti, crews are still seeing no end in sight -- at least in Yakima.
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Wapato to Begin Searching for New Police Chief

Police lights

Wapato now has a temporary police chief following the previous chief's departure.
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Beer vs. Fire


A local brewery in Ellensburg is teaming up with another brewery to raise funds for fire victims.
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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Begins

Trooper Car

Law enforcement will begin emphasized DUI patrols starting tonight.
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Law Enforcement Upping DUI Emphasis Patrols

Trooper Car

It's called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. It's another campaign aimed at putting at stop to driving under the influence.
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Legends Casino Begins Expansion Project

Legends Construction

Legends Casino in Toppenish begins construction on a two-year expansion project.
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Repairs Begin on Sunnyside-Mabton Bridge

Mabton Bridge

Crews begin work this week on the Mabton-Sunnyside bridge on State Route 24.
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Garage Fire Burns Nearby Home

Grandview Garage Fire

A Grandview family is displaced after a garage fire spreads to their home earlier this week.
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Record Apple Harvest Forecasted This Year


We're just a few weeks away from apple harvest season, and growers in our region are expecting it to be yet another record breaker.
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Wildfire Smoke Dampens Air Quality

Air Quality

Two burning wildfires are creating unhealthy air quality in our region.
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