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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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The LDS Church now has 143 operating temples. Another 27 have been announced or are under construction. As temples have spread rapidly throughout the world, accessing important temple blessings has become more ...
A staple for 30 years, drawing 7.5 million visitors, the LDS Church History Museum across the street from Temple Square in Salt Lake City will close on Oct. 6 for a year-long renovation, then re-open with a new...
LDS Church leaders may now begin to deliver their general conference talks in their native languages. Until now, conference talks have been in English only. English subtitles will be displayed on screens in the...
Elder David E. Sorensen, who served as a general authority of the LDS Church for 13 years, died Tuesday at 81. He served in the Presidency of the Seventy and with the temple department during its "most committe...
Two recently retired LDS couples used Education Week to improve their travel and lives while satisfying a sweet tooth or two at the popular, long-running BYU event.
A broken water main in BYU's Marriott Center parking lot forced workers to shut off water Thursday afternoon to the basketball arena. Three Education Week classes were canceled Thursday, but officials say the M...
Hannah Smith, a Mormon and senior counsel for the Becket Fund, which has secured some historic federal and U.S. Supreme Court rulings defending religious freedom, spoke about key areas for current concern at th...
'Same-sex attraction' is a more nuanced and useful term than 'gay,' said Ty Mansfield, president of an LDS-based support group, at the 16th annual FairMormon Conference on Thursday.
Temple Square, which already draws 5 million people a year, will be featured in a video by Brand USA, which markets travel to the United States and is making the video to promote Utah.
The 274 Mormon missionaries being transferred out of Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola virus outbreak have left safely and are traveling to their new assignments. Meanwhile, LDS worship services in the ...