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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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National Recovery Month begins Tuesday, and the LDS Church through its Mormon Channel and LDS Family Services is releasing a 12-video series showing real addicts describing their journeys to recovery in an effo...
LDS Church leaders said Wednesday the faith "will go forward" with Scouting but will appoint Scout leaders consistent with its values, a right the BSA said it will defend. The church continues to evaluate optio...
Elder Keith K. Hilbig, who served for 11 years as a general authority of the LDS Church, died Saturday. He was 73. The church's former international legal counsel was placed on medical leave from the Quorum of ...
Attendance is up 7 percent so far at BYU's Education Week, an ongoing signal of the importance of lifelong learning to Latter-day Saints. While 51 percent of an expected 20,000 are 55 and older, teens and young...
In a series of Facebook posts Tuesday evening, LDS Church leaders announced that three women's leaders will join important church councils, giving women a significant, permanent, official voice in leadership.
The LDS Church announced Friday the closure and renovation of the Jordan River Temple and groundbreakings on Oct. 17 for both the Tucson Arizona Temple and ConcepciÓn Chile Temple. By March, the church wil...
Thousands gathered Friday in the Salt Lake Tabernacle to pay tribute to President Boyd K. Packer at his funeral. LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson said President Packer was his longtime friend and that he k...
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, delivered a tribute Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. Senate for President Boyd K. Packer, who died Friday after serving 53 years in senior LDS Church leadership. Lee said President Packer...
President Boyd K. Packer was preparing a talk last week for the LDS Church's October general conference before he died on Friday at age 90. He served 21 years as president of the faith's Quorum of the Twelve an...
President Boyd K. Packer regarded his role in the creation of the LDS edition of the scriptures with deep reverence. He believed it would improve the church's scriptural literacy for generations and called it a...