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Tad Walch

Tad Walch covers the LDS Church and the Church Education System, including BYU, BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii. Tad has worked for the Deseret News for 10 years, serving as the Enterprise Team Editor, the City Editor and the Utah County Bureau Chief.

Tad studied journalism at BYU, where he twice served as editor of the Daily Universe. He was a co-founder of Cougar Sports Magazine and served co-editor from 1993-1997. He worked as a sports reporter, sports editor, Olympics reporter and courts reporter at the Daily Herald from 1997-2003. Tad has lived for 28 years in Utah County, where he and his wife are raising five children.

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LDS Church leaders introduced a new monthly program Sunday called teacher council meetings and released a new manual for training teachers throughout the church. The announcement was made via email to teachers ...
Southern Virginia University, which isn't run by the LDS Church but has a student body that is 90 percent Mormon, last year adopted an amnesty clause for victims of sexual assault. How did it work, and could it...
The LDS Church posted a new document online Thursday that provides a comprehensive explanation of how it works to prevent child sexual abuse in its congregations. Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, the Young Women gene...
More than five weeks after suffering second-degree burns and serious shrapnel injuries in the Brussels airport terrorist attack that wounded three other Mormon missionaries, Mason Wells returned to his Sandy, U...
The new chief spokesman for the LDS Church is Rick Turley, the Assistant LDS Church Historian and Recorder. He will take over Sept. 1 as managing director of the Public Affairs Department, replacing Michael Ott...
BYU also announced Tuesday it will break ground on a new engineering building on the southern edge of campus. A day earlier, the school announced that it is going to begin the final phase of the Campus Drive re...
The funeral for Elder David Smith Hampton, the 18-year-old Mormon missionary from North Ogden, Utah, is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m. Hampton died April 12 when his foot slipped on his bike pedal and he fell ...
Aftershocks in two nations still are shaking and scaring residents as the death toll rises. The Latter-day Saint community in Ecuador is mourning five additional reported deaths, while the Asia North Area Presi...
Hours before protesters plan to deliver a petition with 90,000 signatures to him, BYU President Kevin Worthen said in a new video that the university will improve its systems so victims feel safe reporting sexu...
After a rally off campus, protesters marched to the administration building to deliver a petition with more than 90,000 signatures. The petition asks BYU to add an immunity clause to its honor code for victims ...