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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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A 24-year-old Venezuelan serving as an LDS missionary and two other passengers died Wednesday afternoon in Venezuela after the taxi they were traveling was involved in a traffic accident.
Meaghan Blair, a 29-year-old mother of two young children, was serving as a supervisor for teenagers on a Mormon youth pioneer trek in Oklahoma when she died Monday after experiencing health problems near the e...
The LDS Church released new resources Monday offering hope and understanding to those with mental illness, an 11-minute video featuring Mormons describing their challenges and a new web page on LDS.org with mor...
The LDS Church released a statement Sunday afternoon mourning the terror attack in Orlando, which is being reported as the deadliest shooting attack in American history with 50 dead and 53 wounded.
Elder Dallin H. Oaks said Mormons donated 25 million hours of labor last year in welfare, humanitarian and other LDS Church-sponsored projects and that the church averages $40 million year in humanitarian assis...
Elder Dallin H. Oaks joined a panel discussion on religious freedom in foreign policy at Westminster Palace in London on Wednesday and said, "We demand as a matter of constitutional right a place in the public ...
Sister Fanny Clain, a slight, 20-year-old Frenchwoman with a big smile and bigger spirit, arrived the Historic Kirtland Visitors' Center this week after a month in the Provo MTC and a month recovering from woun...
The lengthy, painful wait is over. After suffering through delays that include hearing loss, burns and shrapnel wounds, a 20-year-old Frenchwoman left the MTC this week and finally arrived where she was called ...
About 40 hours after she walked away from her apartment in Ogden, police say they have located 20-year-old Sister Heeji Nada Kang.
LDS Church security personnel, missionaries, church members and Ogden Police continue to search today for Sister Heeji Nada Kang, a 20-year-old woman who was serving a full-time Mormon mission when she left her...