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


Latin King of Comedy Stops by Yakima

Paul Rodriguez

Paul Rodriguez says it's been about four years since he last visited our area. Now he's back, bringing new material for his fans.
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Fourth Suspect in Pizza Robbery Arrested

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A fourth suspect in a pizza robbery has been arrested.
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Coroner ID's Body Found Near Outlook

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The Yakima County Coroner identifies the body found in a canal near Outlook earlier this week.
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"They took away life... They deserve life"

Daniel Blizzard

It was an emotional day for Vern Holbrook's family, as both Daniel Blizzard and Luis Gomez-Monges were sentenced a combined 60-plus years behind bars for his murder.
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Plea Deal Reached for First Suspect in Movie Theater Shooting

Juan Cortes

A plea deal has been reached in the case of one of the men accused of fataly shooting Cynthia Kelley-Munzanreder outside a Union Gap movie theater.
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75 Years in the Making

Perry Tech

Perry Technical Institute is celebrating 75 years in the Yakima Valley.
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Yakima Considering Waste Rate Proposals


The Yakima City Council is asked to weigh in on some waste management proposals to help offset some maintenance and upkeep shortfalls.
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Body Found in Truck in Outlook

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Yakima County sheriff's deputies are investigating a body that was found in Outlook this morning.
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Gun Dealer Weighs In On I-594 and I-591

Dianne Mabry

Following the shooting in Marysville, Washington voters will have some decisions to make regarding gun-rights laws. Initiatives 594 and 591 are aimed at strengthening background checks and other rights, however, gun shop owners and buyers don't believe the measures are as simple as they are chalked up to be.
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Yakima Schools Seeking Next Superintendent

Elaine Beraza

The Yakima School District needs your help in selecting their next Superintendent.
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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

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

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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"

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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

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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

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

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A local gas station in Wapato is sweeping the competition with an unbeatable price for gasoline.
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