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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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Latter-day Saints have more children than Catholics or any other faith, according to a massive new study on American religion. The study also found Mormons marry more than any group but Hindus, and those who le...
Elder Richard G. Scott is unable to attend meetings of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles due to advanced age, the church announced Friday, but his colleague in the quorum, Elder L. Tom Perry, has r...
Much-anticipated for two years by local Mormons, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Cedar City Utah Temple is scheduled for Aug . 8.
With Ebola disappearing from Liberia and a sharp drop of cases in Sierra Leone, the LDS Church is preparing to send missionaries back to those countries. The church removed them last August at the start of an o...
A seventh LDS temple will be dedicated or rededicated in 2015, the church's First Presidency announced on Friday. The Montreal Quebec Temple renovation is nearing completion, and an open house will be held in N...
Two sister missionaries are recovering after men broke into their apartment at about 6 a.m. Thursday morning and assaulted and robbed them, a church spokesman said Friday. Police have arrested two suspects.
The LDS Church now has an online donation system that members can use to pay tithing and other offerings, such as fast offerings and contributions to the humanitarian and missionary funds.
Sister Rosemary Wixom, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, presented a $100,000 check Tuesday to the Avenues Children's Justice Center to support its role helping child...
After five nights in the hospital, Elder Richard G. Scott, a member of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, was released Tuesday afternoon. An LDS Church press release said he is recuperating at home...
Elder L. Tom Perry of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles begins cancer treatment today. Fellow quorum member Elder Richard G. Scott has been hospitalized for internal bleeding. The two long-time leaders have...