BRADENTON, Fla. — Burdened by millions in unfunded pension obligations, Prichard, Ala., on Tuesday filed notice in federal court of its intention to enter Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy — for a second time.

Since the city first filed for bankruptcy in 1999, “Prichard’s economic fortunes have continued to decline and it finds itself unable to adequately address all of its outstanding financial obligations,” according to a motion the city filed Wednesday to establish procedures for notifying the public about the filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

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