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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 assistant executive director in the LDS Church’s Missionary Department, in a Q&A posted online by the church on Monday, said missionary health is the department's first priority but that missionaries ...
Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will speak Tuesday at the School of Advanced International Studies on the Washington, D.C., campus of Johns Hopkins University. The topic is "The Free E...
Kate Holbrook, the woman hired to be the first women's historian in the history of the Church History Department, and three female colleagues have improved the department's scholarship and are producing groundb...
A strong earthquake in southwestern Taiwan killed at least five people and trapped dozens more, but an LDS mission president sent an email to parents Friday to say the Mormon missionaries in the country are saf...
The LDS Church responded Thursday to an unverified report about suicide deaths among Mormon LGBTs. Experts say families and church members can help by demonstrating understanding and a willingness to talk, list...
The LDS Church has released more free tickets to the Provo City Center Temple open house, and a spokeman said the open house standby option has reasonable lines for those who can't find tickets at the right tim...
After meeting with LDS apostles on Wednesday, a jovial Daniel Mark told a standing-room-only audience at BYU Thursday that American political discourse would benefit from neighborhood "family nights." Respect, ...
Robert Cundick, who performed for 27 years as an organist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on "Music and the Spoken Word," will continue to have an impact on Temple Square and elsewhere due to his tireless cont...
Most of the more than 630,000 tickets to the seven-week public open house are gone. Those that remain are for tours that begin between 7 and 7:30 a.m. However, some tickets may become available in coming days.
The LDS Church will release 155,000 more free, reserved tickets to the seven-week open house for the faith's 150th temple tonight at 6 p.m. on lds.org. More reservations may be released after the open house beg...