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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 LDS Church posted two new essays online Wednesday about its past history of plural marriage. One covers the beginnings of the practice in the 1830s and 40s. The other covers the endings, from 1890 and beyon...
Participants from 22 nations began strategic planning Tuesday for the 2015 World Congress of Families in Salt Lake City, the first U.S. city to host an event criticized by gay activists for supporting tradition...
"Meet the Mormons" has moved into the week's top 10 movies at the box office since the weekend, and theater owners responded by adding it to more screens this weekend.
Drawing on stories and metaphors about journeys and voyages, LDS Church leaders described how can successfully navigate life during the faith's 184th Semiannual General Conference, which concluded Sunday.
Saturday saw the first general conference talks in languages other than English, another example of the dramatic globalization that is changing the face of the LDS Church, which now has 8.68 million members abr...
In a historic moment on Saturday morning, Elder Chi Hong (Sam) Wong gave the first LDS general conference talk in a language other than English. Hearing Cantonese spoken in the Conference Center was a special e...
President Thomas S. Monson didn't announce any new LDS temples at the start of the church's 184th Semiannual General Conference on Saturday, but he said at least five temples would be dedicated or rededicated i...
A training trip by three LDS women leaders in Tucson and Safford, Arizona, revealed their impact on priesthood leaders, their influence with senior church leadership and their hopes for Latter-day Saint girls a...
The 15 men who make up the LDS Church's First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve have served in general authority positions for a combined 467 years. They engage in purposeful continuing education through trav...
A Mormon mission president in Buenos Aires was held briefly by robbers who attacked him in his truck at an intersection outside the Argentinian city last week, according to news reports. He was released after a...