Eugene Buenaventura

Multi-Media Journalist

"Nothing is more humbling than meeting people from our community and sharing their stories of triumph and 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, feel free to email him at

Twitter - @EugeneKAPPKVEW


Union Gospel Mission serves Thanksgiving lunch

thanksgiving lunch yakima union gospel mission

Over 300 people pack the Union Gospel Mission's lunchroom Wednesday for it's annual Thanksgiving lunch.
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Yakima Fire Department adds six new firefighters

new yakima firefighters

Six recruits in Yakima now have the right to call themselves firefighters.
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Detectives: witness says Yakima woman was murdered for having knowledge of another murder

Raven Cutler

A witness says Norma Emmerson, a Yakima woman who was found dead in Selah on November 11, was killed for having knowledge of another murder.
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500 families receive Thanksgiving boxes


The Union Gospel Mission hands out over 500 Thanksgiving boxes to families in need
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Winter homeless shelters in Yakima need more volunteers


Homeless shelters in Yakima are in need of volunteers this winter season.
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Schools prepared for cold weather

Cold Weather

Cold weather means schools are preparing to hold recesses indoors through the winter
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Elementary students donate pies to Union Gospel Mission

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Students at Garfield Elementary School in Yakima make a generous donation for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Snow routes in effect

Snow Parking

Snow routes are now in effect in the City of Yakima.
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Crowds turn out for Zillah Firefighter Memorial dedication

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Around 150 people gather to Saturday afternoon to dedicate a fallen firefighter memorial in Zillah.
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Yakima Valley Memorial adds valet parking

yakima memorial valet

More often than not, nobody wants to go to the hospital---but Yakima Valley Memorial has started something to make a necessary trip just a little less painful.
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Yakima Memorial Hospital unveiling its Legacy Hall

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In addition, Yakima Memorial Hospital is inviting the public out tomorrow morning as it unveils its Legacy Hall.
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Yakima Bishop welcomes Syrian refugees

Bishop Tyson Interview

As Congress and governors continue to debate whether or not to allow more Syrian refugees into our country -- the local diocese says it is open to the idea.
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Firefighters contain Lower Valley brush fire

Generic Fire

Firefighters contain a Lower Valley brush fire this afternoon
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Yakima Union Gospel Mission packing Thanksgiving food boxes

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It's a busy Tuesday at the Yakima Union Gospel Mission.
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Yakima winter shelters slated to open Wednesday

Shelter Lunch

Winter shelters in Yakima are expected to open Wednesday -- pending approval by the Yakima City Council.
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Construction on Yakima roundabout wrapping up

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The City of Yakima is wrapping up construction on it's brand new roundabout.
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Yakima students raise $2,000 for girl fighting cancer

Paige Kegley

Students in Yakima are putting the change in their pockets together to hopefully create some change of their own. Robertson Elementary is collecting coins for a four-year-old girl who was diagnosed with kidney cancer earlier this fall.
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Operation Christmas Child asking for donations

operation christman child yakima

Local churches in Yakima are collecting thousands of shoebox gifts this week for Christmas.
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Sunnyside library reopens after remodel

sunnyside library remodel

Yakima Valley Libraries reopens it's Sunnyside branch this morning.
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Marijuana Shop Busted for Selling to a Minor

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A Yakima Valley marijuana store is busted for selling to a minor.
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