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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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An LDS Church spokesman said Friday night that its missionaries in Turkey are safe, but that church headquarters does not know if any of its 400 members in the country are caught up in protests and violence.
The LDS Church is studying the impact of a new Russian law that restricts missionary work outside of churches and requires permits for missionaries, but the faith's missionaries will remain in place and abide b...
Experts at the BYU law school's annual religious freedom conference urged believers to work to resolve problems before courts become involved but a Y professor said the U.S. Supreme Court does pretty well unles...
Elder Lance B. Wickman, the general counsel for the LDS Church, said Thursday that believers have to prioritize religious freedoms, defending those at the innermost core of importance and compromising when need...
How can you protect religious freedom? A BYU conference this week will provide tips for talking about it effectively, identify the political and legal trends, and help with understanding media coverage and the ...
The PBS show "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" highlighted the LDS Church's welfare system this week in a seven-minute report, providing details about the breadth of the program and describing its moral and script...
A 24-year-old Venezuelan serving as an LDS missionary and two other passengers died Wednesday afternoon in Venezuela after the taxi they were traveling was involved in a traffic accident.
Meaghan Blair, a 29-year-old mother of two young children, was serving as a supervisor for teenagers on a Mormon youth pioneer trek in Oklahoma when she died Monday after experiencing health problems near the e...
The LDS Church released new resources Monday offering hope and understanding to those with mental illness, an 11-minute video featuring Mormons describing their challenges and a new web page on LDS.org with mor...
The LDS Church released a statement Sunday afternoon mourning the terror attack in Orlando, which is being reported as the deadliest shooting attack in American history with 50 dead and 53 wounded.