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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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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...
President Boyd K. Packer, 90, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 45 years died Friday. His passing represents the closing of an...
Timeline of events in President Packer's life
The LDS Church's doctrine that marriage is between a man and a woman will not change despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday. "Marriage between a man and a woman (is) a central part of our doctrine," th...
At Friday's press conference, the LDS Church's Elder D. Todd Christofferson makes the major announcement on the effort to digitize 1.5 million handwritten records. He also expressed mourning for the recent Sout...
LDS Church leaders have made strong statements of their own about the environment over the past two years, some strikingly similar to comments by Pope Francis in his 184-page papal encyclical issued Thursday.
Two days after the LDS Church announced it will dedicate the Provo City Center Temple in March 2016, it announced it will rededicate the Suva Fiji Temple in February. In all, seven temples now are scheduled for...