Your support makes MPR News possible. Give Now Economic Woes Hit County Budgets Hard News & Features Ann Dornfeld · NPR · Oct 17, 2008 Listen Story audio County budgets are down across the nation. In King County, Wash., home to Seattle, executive Ron Sims has announced that as many as 255 jobs could be eliminated. Ann Dornfeld reports for KUOW. Copyright 2014 NPR.