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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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Some experts on gay rights and religious freedom issues believe the LDS Church's major announcement on Tuesday that it supports nondiscrimination laws that balance religious liberty issues could influence conve...
The LDS Church's call for balance between gay and religious rights drew not only strong criticism from conservative churches and progressive LGBT groups but praise as well from others
Elder Dallin H. Oaks and Elder D. Todd Christofferson rejected criticism Thursday that the LDS Church's position seeking fairness for both LGBT and religious people is an effort to discriminate, calling that an...
Senior LDS leaders affirmed Tuesday the church's consistent support for nondiscrimination laws that balance the rights of LGBT people with provisions that protect religious freedom. They also called for civilit...
The LDS Church held a special news conference Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. MST.
Nine months before an LDS leader joins Pope Francis as a speaker at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, the archbishop of Philadelphia spoke at LDS Church-owned BYU on Friday about concerns shared by...
A healthy, athletic 20-year-old LDS Church missionary from Pasco, Wash., collapsed Friday night during a break in a ward soccer activity in Mexico. Efforts to resuscitate him failed.
Schools might be more successful getting kids to eat well if they schedule recess before lunch instead of after it, a new, limited study by BYU found. Kids who ate school lunch after recess ate 54 percent more ...
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced summer open house and dedication dates for the new Indianapolis Indiana Temple and the Trujillo Peru Temple, the church's 147th ...
According to a press release issued Thursday by John Dehlin, his local LDS Church leader in Logan, Utah, has summoned him to disciplinary court on Jan. 25 for alleged apostasy.