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


Jiu Jitsu Instructor Suspected of Child Rape

Cristiano Oliveira

A jiu jitsu instructor from Yakima is behind bars tonight after police say he allegedly carried out a sexual relationship with a girl in her teens over a period of a couple of years.
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Hobby Lobby Coming to Yakima

Top Foods Yakima

A new arts and crafts store is set to open up in Yakima later this year.
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CWU Facing $6 Million Shortfall

CWU New Logo 1

Central Washington University is facing a large deficit for the next academic year.
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State Releases Data on Birth Defect Investigation

Olivia Jackman

The Washington State Department of Health releases new data today showing a rare birth defect that has affected Yakima, Benton and Franklin Counties.
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Alleged Rape Victim Wants More Money in Diocese Case


Attorneys for a man who claims he was raped by a deacon of the Yakima Diocese are asking for more money in damages.
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Asparagus Harvest Underway


From now until June, asparagus growers are going to have their hands full--harvest is already underway.
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Closing Arguments Heard in Sex Abuse Trial


Closing arguments begin today in a sex abuse case against the Yakima Diocese.
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How Safe Is Your City?

Crime Police Tape

Yakima ranks among the least safest cities according to it's residents.
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Planning Commission Opposes Pot Ban


A proposed land-use ordinance that would ban the production and sale of recreational marijuana in parts of Yakima County fails to gather support.
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Student Suspected of Plotting Attack on School

Trevor Huss

An 18 year old is held on suspicion of plotting an attack against Ellensburg High School.
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Revitalizing Yakima

Architect Kathryn Gustafson

It looks like it's all work now as the City of Yakima take their first major step in revitalizing the downtown area.
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Man Accused of Killing Daughter Pleads Not Guilty

Francisco Gasca Jr

A Toppenish man pleads not guilty to second degree murder charges this afternoon.
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Putting Together A Team

Seasons Performance Hall

The Yakima Chamber of Commerce is spending the next two weeks putting together a group to tell the city's story.
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Fire Crews Still Investigating Two Business Fires

Nob Hill Fire

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused two fires within hundreds of feet of each other in Yakima.
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Yakima Approves Pit Bull Exemption

Pit Bull

The Yakima City Council approves an exemption to a ban on pit bulls in the city.
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"Pack the Trailer"

Randy Andrews

In about a week and half, a local East Valley High School teacher is hoping to fill a semi-truck trailer with goods.
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Second Candidate Announced for 14th District Seat

Ben Shoval

A Yakima businessman announces his bid this for the soon to be open 14th District Legislative seat in the state house.
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Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Rolando Villanueva

A Yakima man is dead following high speed chase that leads to an officer involved shooting.
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Second Suspect Arrested in Seasons Hall Shooting

Luis Rodriguez-Perez

A second suspect is identified in last month's shooting at the Seasons Performance Hall.
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Arson Suspect in Court

William Leroy Brannin

A man suspected of starting several fires around a Yakima neighborhood appears in court this afternoon.
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