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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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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.
A 9-foot-tall scaled, cutaway model provides a glimpse inside a D.C. landmark that hasn't been open to the public since 1974. President Henry B. Eyring of the LDS Church's First Presidency hosted a reception Sa...
The TLC special "My Husband's Not Gay" is creating a media hubbub before it airs on Sunday. A change.org petition seeks to cancel the show, which looks at the choices of four Mormon men, three of whom married w...
The LDS Church said Sunday that it has not changed its position on legislation to protect gays from discrimination in housing and employment. Such legislation needs to include religious liberty protections, lik...
New LDS missions and mission president assignments effective next July began to leak this week and caused a stir. The Utah Provo Mission will split to create a mission in Orem. A Washington mission will split f...
President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday about normalizing relations with Cuba led LDS Church members to think about the possibility of missionary work in that country, where the faith has two small but ...