REGIONAL—“Twenty Years of War: Afghanistan and the Aftermath” is the topic of the next Plain Conversation, an educational forum sponsored by the Sioux County Democrats. Retired U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michael Franken of Sioux City, a Sioux Center native, will share his perspective and answer questions from the audience at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. The online event will stream live on the Sioux County Democrats Facebook page.